FedEx, Autozone, First Tennessee Volunteers Brave the Heat for July Service Project


About two hundred summer interns with FedEx, Autozone and First Tennesee teamed up for a large volunteer effort to serve five different local non-profits on July 22.  The interns worked through Serve 901 to assist Wolf River Conservancy, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, Clean Memphis, Agricenter International, and Roots Memphis with a wide variety of projects. WRC's Jim Gafford led one group of interns in a bluebird nestbox and bat house construction project; these structures can now be erected in appropriate locations on WRC properties.  Another group braved the intense heat and humidity to work on the pollinator habitat established by WRC in the parking lot at the Lucius Burch trailhead.  The beds had become infested with grass and other weeds detracting from their appearance. This gung-ho group didn't hesitate, cheerfully jumping right in and making a tremendous difference!  Now, it's the multitude of butterflies, bees and other pollinators that is the most noticeable feature of the trailhead habitats, not the weeds.  WRC wishes to thank all of the interns for their hard work on our behalf and on behalf of our local community.


Posted by Cathy Justis at 2:39 PM