Media Release
Wild About Earth Day Volunteer Event
For Immediate Release
 
March 31, 2017
 
Contact: Kristina Jones
Volunteer & Community Programs Coordinator
Parks & Recreation Department
479.444.3471
kjones@fayetteville-ar.gov
 

City Seeks Volunteers for WILD Earth Day Event
 
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — City of Fayetteville invites all to celebrate Earth Day this year by participating with City staff in a trail and stream cleanup event. Fayetteville is WILD about Earth Day (download a PDF poster) takes place along the Razorback Regional Greenway Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Packets of wildflower seeds will be given to volunteers to take home and plant – helping build the Monarch butterfly habitat in our region.
 
Volunteers are encouraged to arrive at the Marion Orton Recycling Center at 9 a.m. to hear Mayor Lioneld Jordan issue an Earth Day Proclamation. Following the proclamation, volunteers will be issued supplies, given a clean-up location, and instructions about disposing of collected trash and recyclables. Volunteers will be able to choose between two groups: the Stream Team or the Trail Crew. Those who want to be on the Stream Team (pulling litter and debris from the creeks along the trails) should wear clothes that can get wet. All participants are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, bring gloves, and insect repellent. Trash bags and litter grabbers will be supplied by the City of Fayetteville, the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District, and the Washington County Cooperative Extension Office. Volunteers can arrive anytime between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to begin the cleanup.
 
The event will be based at the Marion Orton Recycling Center (located at 735 W. North Street – vehicle parking is available across North Street, behind the gas station). In the spirit of Earth Day, participants are encouraged to walk or bike to the event. Bicycle parking will be available.
 
To register to participate before the event or to adopt a City trail or park please contact Kristina Jones at kjones@fayetteville-ar.gov or 479-444-3467. To adopt a street, please contact Brian Pugh at bpugh@fayetteville-ar.gov or 479-718-7685.

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