Thanks for helping on National Public Lands Day

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2008

This past Saturday, Sept. 27, SAGA and the U.S. Forest Service led local volunteers in service for National Public Lands Day. We would like to thank all of those who helped make the day a success. National Public Lands Day is a great event that we look forward to making a major community event in the future.

First, we would like to thank the volunteers who came out in the cold and rain. Peter Cross of the USFS was very pleased with the amount of work the volunteers were able to complete.

We were fortunate to have many AmeriCorps members from SAGA's Connections program at the event to help in the effort. The project could never have happened without the leadership and work of the Forest Service Juneau Ranger District trail crew led by Peter Cross. They do amazing work all year and it was a pleasure to see what a difference they make on our public lands in Southeast Alaska. Also, the rangers and staff of Mendenhall Glacier Visitors' Center were a tremendous help in organizing and publicizing the event.

There were several local businesses and organizations that contributed to the event to whom we owe a great deal of gratitude. SAGA would like to thank the Forest Service Juneau Ranger District, Carr's Safeway, Costco, Heritage Coffee, McDonald's, of Juneau, and the Juneau Raptor Center.

Again, we thank the community of Juneau for your support and endless supply of enthusiasm for community development.

AnnMarie Ellison

Community volunteer coordinator, SAGA


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