Earth Day Challenge - April 21, 2012

April 16, 2012

April in Madison is a great time: tulips and daffodils are in bloom, the Farmers' Market is back, Crazylegs fills the downtown with runners ready to break out of the winter blahs - and of course it is a time for the Earth Day Challenge in our parks. Neighbors get together to clean up their park. Church groups spend a weekend with their parish working on improving play grounds. Friends get together to work on their neighborhood garden and to pull garlic mustard. All of these are the rites of spring!

"Madison Parks is fortunate to enjoy a very dedicated corps of volunteers and partners." says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "Parks are what make our neighborhoods and community so special."

Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by cleaning up your local park and neighborhood. Join this communitywide effort in April to make a difference.

VOLUNTEER for the 2012 Earth Day Challenge-April 21, 2012

Earth Day is a great opportunity to get out and help support our Parks. Earth Day Challenge Projects are held all over Madison in many of our 260 parks. Volunteers may assist with trash pick up, weeding, or other beautification projects.

Volunteers are still needed at:
• Goodman Pool- weeding, mulching, and getting the pool ready for opening
• Marshall Park- cleaning up the beach area and park including pulling weeds, picking up litter throughout the park and along the shoreline, and general beautification projects.
• Reindahl Park- removing invasive understory plants from the wooded area
• Sauk Creek- park beautification and trash pick up.

Be sure to note the park name on your Earth Day Challenge Volunteer Sign up form.

If you and/or a group are interested in volunteering on April 21, 2012 for Earth Day, please visit the website to sign up.

Questions can be directed to Anne Whisner at awhisner@cityofmadison.com or 608-267-4919.

Contact:
  • Laura Whitmore, 266-5949
  • Anne Whisner, 267-4919