More than 50 volunteers collected nearly 100 backs of invasive species debris and a truckload of logs at the first Stuart Park Cleanup event Sept. 29.
J.E.B. Stuart High School students and faculty, Ravenwood Park residents, Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club members, and other volunteers participated in the clean-up, which was organized by Stuart biology teacher Lauren Kinne.
“It was an unbelievably successful and fun event,” says Kinne. “Everyone was amazing. At first, I was a doubter, thinking we wouldn’t be able to accomplish very much, but now I’m a believer big time!”
Two more park clean-ups are planned, on Oct. 13 and Oct. 27. Both are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join the Stuart Park Rejuvenation Project.