‘Difference Day’ projects need help

       Volunteers are needed for four projects in Westside outdoor areas during October's Make-a-Difference Month, organized by the United Way.
       These are as follows:
  • Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bear Creek Regional Park off South 21st Street, “Happy Trails” - trail maintenance and debris-clearing. Tools will be provided. Volunteers need to bring gloves, water and lunch. For more information, call Dana Nordstrom at 520-6972 or e-mail dananordstrom@elpasoco.com.
  • Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to noon at Bear Creek Nature Center, “Wade the Waters” - clean trash and debris from Bear Creek, weeding the garden and watering trees and plants. Trash bags, gloves and tools will be provided. Volunteers are advised to wear waterproof boots, waders or old clothes and shoes. Same contact info as above.
  • Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at El Paso County Dog Park off South 21st Street, “Stools and Ghouls” - clean up dog droppings. Buckets, bags and gloves will be provided, but participants will need to bring their own shovels or scooping devices. Same contact info as above.
  • Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 & 30; also Nov. 5, 6, 12 & 13, all 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except youth days Oct. 2 & 29), “Garden of the Gods Restoration” - trail maintenance/construction. Work gloves and tools will be provided. For more information, call Liz Nichol at 471-7736 or e-mail rmfi@rmfi.org.

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