(KMTR) -- Eugene Parks and Open Space is making a big push to clean and spruce up area parks before the spring and summer months . . and they’re looking for your help.
A small group of volunteers came together at the Alton Baker Dog Park on Saturday, March 24, 2012, to help take care of the park.
Eugene Parks and Open Space wants to spread gravel and replant some grass at the dog park soon, before the heavy use time of year begins. However, Wednesday’s snow storm changed the group’s focus. Saturday, the group spent most of the morning cleaning up a damaged tree in the park.
There’s still a lot of work to be done in Alton Baker Dog Park and other parks city-wide. The city hopes it can attract more volunteers to help fill the maintenance gap left by significant budget cuts for the City of Eugene.
“Helping fill with those regular maintenance kinds of things like weeding, mulching, some pruning - we like it when people feel like they can have a skill that they take home and we also like it when people feel like they've made a contribution, like, 'wow, look at all of this work that we got done. Doesn't that feel good’,” says Kate Blair-Terrazas, Eugene Parks and Open Space’s volunteer coordinator.
If you want to help clean up the parks, there is a series of large events you can take part in in the coming month. Click the link to the PDF attached to this article for a list of those events. The PDF is located at the top of this article.