Local volunteers help clean up Foscue Park

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 1, 2005

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Demopolis – Foscue Park received a well-needed boost, hen 208 volunteers donated four hours of their time to cleaning up debris caused by Hurricane Katrina, developing a wildlife/environmental interpretive trail, litter clean up, seeding wildlife food plots and wildflower plots and removing trash from the Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 24th. Local volunteers at Foscue Park joined over 90,000 people at 600 sites nationwide.

Fosuce Park’s NPLD project inspired volunteers from across the region. Among those dedicating their Saturday were volunteers from: Alabama Power (Green Co. Steam Plant), Hexion Chemical, University of West Alabama, several Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, students from Demopolis City Schools and individual family volunteers who are outdoor enthusiasts.

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We also would like to take time and thank our sponsors for their help with the T-shirts that were given to each volunteer. Alabama Power (Green Co. Steam Plant), Hexion Chemical and University of West Alabama were our feature sponsors. Also helping with the shirts were: Cemex, Robertson Bank, Colony Office Products, Smokin’ Jacks, Marengo Forest Products, Community Bank, Ward’s Appliance, Guy’s and Doll’s, The Gold Mine, Kris Mullin’s State Farm, Bill Mackey Real Estate, La Gran Fiesta, Demopolis Yacht Basin, NES, Black Belt Land&Realty, Windham Chevrolet, Mr. G’s, Demopolis Flooring, Sumter Timber, Jackson Photography, Westervelt Wildlife Services, Lane Tire, Radio Shack, Lane Tire, Andy Eddins Alpha, Z106.5, Marvin’s, Plaza Golf Cart Sales, Highway 80 Citgo, La Cocina and Bank Trust. Special thanks goes to Domino’s Pizza, Parr’s Chevron and Food World for providing food and beverages to volunteers.

This year approximately $14,602 was saved as a result of volunteers pitching in and contributing their time. The volunteer turn-out for this year’s event at Foscue Park was exceptional. We’re extremely grateful to all those who came out to participate. We look forward to everyone’s participation next year.