In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as National Day of Service and Remembrance to pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors and responders. Metropolitan State faculty and staff are encouraged to volunteer two hours on Friday, Sept. 11 to participate in this effort. Two activities have been organized:
10 a.m.–noon: Gardening and conservation projects with Urban Roots
Noon–2 p.m.: Neighborhood tour and gardening with Friends of Swede Hollow
This is an opportunity to learn more about the neighborhood and connect with local leaders and students. This is also an opportunity for student organizations and university departments to work together in the community as a team. Supplies are provided but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own shovels, trowels, gloves or trimmers if possible.
Sign up online or get more information by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 651-793-1285.
This event is sponsored by the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, University Activities Board, Student Senate and Student Life and Leadership Development in conjunction with Fall Fest.