Boulevard Woods was MLK Day project site

Boulevard Woods Park was one of several project sites for this year’s MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, 2018.

About 13 volunteers showed up, including a few very young ones. Here’s what they accomplished in less than 2 hours:

  • raked the entire hiking trail at the park clear of leaves
  • picked-up every last bit of litter on the top, street side part of the park
  • hauled-out five bags of debris from the upper part of the wooded part of the park
  • removed a bunch of bigger junk, including a tire, a commercial dishwasher rack, a vacuum cleaner
  • picked-up and piled lots of concrete and brick rubble. One volunteer estimated that the rubble pile probably weighed 30 tons. (Other estimates, possible more accurate, were considerably lower, though still impressive.)
  • used some of the concrete rubble to reinforce part of the trail against stormwater damage

Organized by Athens-Clarke County government, the day of service is intended to honor the legacy of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by inviting citizens to participate in volunteer service projects throughout the county.

This year’s volunteers included: Tony and Michelle Ferguson, Kasey Shuler, Lauren Knowlton, Finely and Davy Gibbs, Heather and John Parham, Dan Lorentz, Rob and Ella Simpson, Franklin Leach, Wyatt Leach, Beth Bedingfield, Tim O’Keefe and Xhenet Aliu. (Sorry if someone wasn’t included.)

Thanks to all.