For Immediate Release:
WakeNature Participates in Service Raleigh
Wake County, NC – On Saturday, March 23, 2013, WakeNature participated in Service Raleigh, an annual citywide day of service started in 1998 by NC State’s Student Government and Park Scholars. Each year, volunteers from the university and surrounding community unite to undertake a variety of projects, each of which provides much needed assistance to local organizations.
Led by Anna Miller, NC State University, and Meghan Lobsinger, Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space, WakeNature successfully hosted a volunteer service day at Turnipseed Nature Preserve. The Turnipseed Preserve is a 221-acre site located within Wake County in the Marks Creek watershed, a sub-basin of the larger Neuse River watershed. The Marks Creek landscape is a 50,000-acre watershed that straddles the Wake-Johnston county line. Turnipseed Preserve was selected as a preserve by WakeNature because of its exceptional and outstanding natural features.
Meghan reported that students from the NCSU Civil Engineering Club, with the addition of one textile engineering student, removed 11 full garbage bags of litter, 1 stove-top oven, 1 oil drum, and an assortment of other metal items.
Theses efforts will help Wake County and WakeNature continue to keep Turnipseed Preserve an outstanding natural area of Wake County.