December Community Workday: An End of the Year Triumph
Our latest quarterly workday took place on December 5th along tributaries of the Buffalo Creek in the Cottage Grove neighborhood. We had another great turnout with 30 community volunteers from the Health Impact Team at CHCS, Partnership to End Homelessness AmeriCorps members, neighborhood residents, and staff from the Cottage Garden’s Resource Center.
The workday is intended to raise awareness of environmental justice issues, draw attention to the importance of storm water systems, and improving the environmental conditions of the creek. The workday is part of a larger program sponsored by a grant from the Water Resources Research Institute of the UNC System.
Together we collected over 30 bags of litter, retrieved nine shopping carts from the creek, and collected many miscellaneous items like bicycles, strollers, car seats, fire extinguishers, etc. Volunteers took part in a friendly competition for the “most interesting” item and winners received a visa gift cards just in time for the holidays.
We are looking forward to the next workday in March, 2021. You can RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-workday-tickets-132269069347