As part of the nation’s annual Make a Difference Day activities on Saturday, Oct. 26, 24 volunteers, accompanied by staff from the City and University Place Refuse, tackled the removal of underbrush on the west side of Cirque Park. Before the day was over, the team had filled an entire yard waste recycling truck donated by U.P. Refuse. The result is that the park now has a new trail for visitors to explore and enjoy.
?In celebration of Arbor Day, the volunteers also planted a Pacific Dogwood in the park. This ornamental tree is native to western North America and can be found from the lowlands of southern British Columbia to the mountains of southern California.
“To see the amount of underbrush and overgrowth that we cleared away, it was obvious that we could not have done it without our volunteers,” said Gary Cooper, director of Public Works, Parks and Facilities for the City of University Place. “We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all those who helped. It was another great display of our outstanding community spirit and pride.”Print This Post