MLK Day 2020: A Great Day of Service in Raleigh

It was a very cold morning on January 20th, with temperatures in the 20's, but that didn't stop 110 volunteers from coming out to the Wolf River Greenway at Epping Way Dr. in Raleigh to participate in a variety of service projects to support their community and honor thte Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service. Volunteers participated in five different projects:  1) clearing a trail down to the Wolf River, 2) picking up trash and tires along N. Highland, 3) picking up litter along the Greenway and around the lake, 4) planting trees and installing a bat house, and 5) clearing invasive privet, planting perennials, and installing several nest boxes for birds. Here are there results: 1000 feet of trail created, 308 tires and 26 bags of trash collected, 80 trees and perennials planted,  0.1 acre of privet cleared, 1 bat box and 6 nest boxes installed! 

Our thanks to Mercer Capital for their sponsorship of our MLK Day service project.  This is the first event of the new Wolf River Restoration Series, presented by Brother International, with Sustaining Sponsors Bank of America, Buckman, and International Paper. 

We want to thank 40 individuals and the groups from Alpha Kappa Alpha, Mercer Capital, FedEx, International Paper, and Brother International for a tremendous effort!  Special thanks to Tulio from Mid-South Trails Association for leading the trail project, to Carl Cherry and Paul Nolte who volunteered to be our photographers for the event, and to WRC River Guides Kyle Dixon, Mike Dawkins, and Kandy Bernskoetter.






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