Friends clean Moran Park

  • Tue Apr 15th, 2008 12:00am
  • News

Some of the 100+ volunteers who helped clean up the park in 2007.

Friends of Moran State Park will celebrate Earth Day 2008 with the Moran State Park Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 19.

Volunteers are invited to sign in at the main shelter by the swimming beach at 9 a.m., “whether you can give two hours or the entire day,” says event organizer Karen Speck. Park rangers will be on hand to distribute work assignments and the Friends of Moran State Park will be offering complimentary coffee and bottled water. Volunteers should bring gloves and sign in promptly at 9 a.m., Sat. April 19 to receive work assignments. If you don’t have rakes and pitch forks of your own, the Park will loan tools.

At 12:30 p.m., volunteers may break from work and return to the shelter for free hot dogs for lunch.

Last year was one of the largest clean-up efforts ever, as winter storms created massive windfall affecting campsites, shelters and trails. Approximately 150 volunteers turned out over a two day period to pick up limbs, rake campsites, clean BBQ pits and prepare shelters for another season. This year fewer windstorms struck the Park, but arborists have cleared dangerous trees and widow-maker limbs from campsite areas, so similar clean-up is still required.

For more information contact Clean-Up Day Chairmen Karen and Ken Speck at 376-2202 or 376-4498.