Eugene-Springfield faith group cleans up multiple city parks before TrackTown 2012
EUGENE, SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) – Hundreds of volunteers from a local faith community today joined forces Saturday to help clean-up Eugene and Springfield parks for the good of the community and right before the upcoming TrackTown 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Around 400 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints joined gathered Saturday, June 9th, 2012, to clean up 7 different local parks.
In Eugene, volunteers painted over graffiti on the Interstate 105 overpass columns in Washington-Jefferson Park.
Nearby at the Owen Rose Garden, volunteers pulled weeds, spread gravel and mulch and re-built some shed roofs.
"We're living in a time when budget constraints are impacting such a beautiful city that we have,” says Whaanga Kewene, the Day of Service coordinator for Eugene.
“Just helping the city and giving a little service back to the community which is an important aspect of what we feel we like to do and ought to do,” says Kewene.
Volunteers also cleaned up at Sladden Park, the Whilamut Nature Area near Alton-Baker Park and the Filbert Grove by River Road.
In Springfield, volunteer tidied up Tyson Park and Clearwater Park.