United Way Volunteers Support Greenbelt Maintenance Efforts

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Volunteers on Day of Caring 2023

On Friday, September 8, more than 35 volunteers descended on the Capital Area Greenbelt to volunteer their time as part of the United Way of the Capital Region’s annual Day of Caring initiative, an opportunity for people to donate their effort to help local nonprofit organizations complete projects.

Broken into three groups, the volunteers from local businesses worked diligently on an array of trail maintenance tasks:

  • Approximately 15 individuals from PPL Electric Utilities (https://www.pplelectric.com/) and Asplundh (https://asplundh.com/) worked to remove branches and trees along the Greenbelt that posed potential issues to the trail’s well-being.
  • Roughly 10 volunteers from Gunn Mowery (https://www.gunnmowery.com/) completed gardening-related task at the Five Senses Gardens.
  • 10 workers from Capital Blue Cross (https://www.capbluecross.com/) were tasked with cutting invasive vines along the Cameron Parkway, checking about 1,800 tree tubes, and marking dead trees along the way.

Each group was led by a volunteer from Capital Area Greenbelt Association (CAGA), including Tim Poole, Cindy Hogeman, and Becky Schuchert, respectively. Overall coordination of the event was managed by Diane Kripas of the CAGA board of directors.

CAGA would like to sincerely thank all of the Day of Caring volunteers for their time and effort and the United Way of the Capital Region for organizing this much appreciated yearly event.

Learn more about the United Way of the Capital Region and Day of Caring at https://www.uwcr.org/.