Lights. Water. Action!
LRAM September 11th Service ProjectPosted on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 4:21pm
Thank you to all those who said "I Will" and through acts of service and good deeds to honor the victims, heroes and all those who rose in service in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that forever changed our nation. The anniversary milestone served as an extraordinarily powerful motivator for engagement, bringing together both service veterans and those new to volunteering while remembering all the lives we lost 10 years ago. On Saturday, September 10, 2011 over 80 volunteers from Hands on Atlanta, The Weather Channel, the Applied Mentorship Program for Sustainability, the LRAM Education Fund, and NWF Earth Tomorrow joined the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance’s Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) for a service project.
Volunteers and participants conducted invasive species removal and trail maintenance around the OAC, while the highlight of the day’s activities was the completion of a new compost storage unit at the Urban Garden Resiliency Oasis (AMPS-UGRO) facility on top of Bush Mountain for a community garden. Additionally, volunteers prepped beds for this upcoming fall’s harvest.
The LRAM Education Fund was on hand to provide over 240 free CFL light bulbs and educate volunteers on the health, economic and environmental benefits of energy conservation.
The weekend activities were part of a national effort to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks through service to others. The AMPS-UGRO, LRAM and OAC were just two out of the over 15,000 volunteer opportunities in the Atlanta Metro Region for youth and adults throughout the 9/11 weekend.