The Department of Public Works sponsors an annual conference for local youth about the environment at Stonewall Jackson High School in cooperation with the school's ecology club. As part of the conference, the youth and their families volunteer to help with local conservation projects. We completed the projects in a six week period from mid March to the end of April. This effort, known as Six Weeks to Make A Difference, brings families, students, local conservation agencies and civic organizations together to undertake critical work to protect, preserve and enhance our natural areas.
Volunteers completed six critical projects and provided over 1000 hours of service to our community! We completed the following projects:
The community greatly benefited from the projects with over 1000 hours in volunteer time! Just look at what we accomplished!
Our community is very grateful for the dedicated efforts, hard work and tremendous service provided by these families! They truly have made a significant difference in the health and future of our natural areas!