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Help Spruce-Up the River Bank along Harrison Park

By Matthew Williams

Construction on Harrison Park Is about to Begin!
Among the many things that will be happening during construction on Harrison Park this summer is a clean-up of the river bank. Invasive species and unhealthy trees need to be removed so that native plants and healthy trees can be introduced back onto the bank. We’re fortunate to have SEABEE volunteers from the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 26 helping us out on Saturday, August 7, but we need the help of our neighbors, too.

Beginning around 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 7, Gil Black of Wagenbrenner Development, along with volunteers from the SEABEEs will be cutting down dead trees and invasive brush. The Harrison West Society is hoping to round up 100 neighborhood volunteers to help them out.

Please plan to pitch in and help get our newest park under way. We’re looking for 100 volunteers. No one will be asked to do anything dangerous like handling a chainsaw, but we need people to help drag cut materials to an on-site waste bin and to make sure that we have plenty of water available for workers. If you have hand clippers, loppers, or pruners, please bring them along to help clear light brush and clip larger waste into smaller pieces. Please also dress appropriately for working with thorny brush and poison ivy—gloves, hats, long sleeves, shoes and socks (not sandals).

See you on Saturday, August 7.

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