United Way Make A Difference Day/Tree Planting Event

On Saturday October 25th, 49 volunteers from organizations across the community joined together to plant trees and beautify John James Park in District 2

The event was part of Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of volunteerism, and the result of a continued partnership between our Parks and Recreation Department and the United Way.

Volunteers included groups from:
The Embassy Suites Riverwalk
Padgett Stratemann & Company
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
Trinity University
Palm Heights Community Center Teen Club

The Parks Department team instructed volunteers on tree planting and gave a presentation about park stewardship and the importance of preserving the city’s tree canopy, and the United Way assisted in recruiting volunteers and registration on event day and approximately 70 new trees were planted.

We thank the United Way for their partnership and all of our volunteers for helping make John James Park shine.

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