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More than 230 volunteers clean up LeRoy Haagen Park for Earth Day

Press Release Date:
Friday, May 5, 2017

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On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Watershed’s Alliance welcomed over 230 volunteers to Comcast Cares Day at LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park, NE 9th Street in Vancouver.

“These hard-working volunteers teamed up to remove 45 yards of invasive weeds, spread 50 yards of mulch  and fill five bags of litter from the park,” said Sunrise O’Mahoney, Executive Director at the Vancouver Watersheds Alliance. “This Earth Day event was a marvelous example of volunteer dedication in action.”

Despite heavy rain, volunteers of all ages competed to see who could pull the largest amount of invasive plants, remove the most trash and spread the most much. Prizes were given to the top cleaners.

Numerous community groups and businesses also participated or sponsored the event, including the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Washington, SOLVE, Dutch Bros. of East Vancouver, Fortside Brewing Company, Jimmy John’s and the LeRoy Haagen Adopt-A-Park Team.

“The City of Vancouver would like to extend a huge thank you to volunteers, community sponsors and partners,” said Hailey Heath, Volunteer Coordinator at the City of Vancouver. “Volunteers make a lasting impact in local parks and make Vancouver a beautiful place to live.”

Check out Earth Day events photos at http://tinyurl.com/2017earthdayatHaggen

Interested in getting involved? View the City’s upcoming volunteer events at www.cityofvancouver.us/volunteercalendar or call 360-487-8344.


CONTACT(S):

Hailey Heath, Volunteer Coordinator, City of Vancouver, 360-487-8316, hailey.heath@cityofvancouver.us

Sunrise O’Mahoney, Executive Director, Vancouver Watersheds Alliance, 360-982-9189, sunrise@vancouverwatersheds.org