Day of Caring

  Every year on the third Saturday in April, the United Way of Lebanon County sponsors a wide range of volunteer activities among the county's many community organizations.  And every year, a small contingent from that army of volunteers descends on Quittie Creek Nature Park in Annville to do what needs doing to keep the park clean & well managed. This page offers a photographic archive of only some of the past years' volunteer work, presented in reverse chronological order, with the most recent material at the top. Come join us next 3rd Saturday in April!

    Sadly, the April 2015 Day of Caring was canceled because of all the streambank stabilization work being done in the Nature Park.  But we can guarantee we'll be ready to roll at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016!

April 26, 2014  •  Quittie Creek Nature Park

    Again blessed with a lovely spring day, upwards of 50 volunteers lent their backs & brawn to helping spruce up the Nature Park for the coming summer, including senior citizens, middle-age folks, children, and the group of students from Lebanon Middle School shown above -- clearing trails from the brutal February '14 ice storm — spreading mulch — removing invasive species — narrowing the creek channel by stacking rocks in the section by Lime Hill where the Boy Scouts piled rocks years ago — picking up trash — hacking nasty shoots & clusters of sharp-thorned multiflora rose down to the roots with machetes — and other tasks.  Today's activities show the kind of inviting public space a community working together can create.  Click on thumbnails for full images.


April 21, 2013  •  Quittie Creek Nature Park

   This year we were blessed with a crisp, clear, blue-sky springtime morning and upwards of 40 volunteers who lent a hand sprucing up Quittie Creek Nature Park — including middle & high school students from Annville-Cleona & Palmyra, elderly Annville residents, and members of the Quittie Creek Nature Park Committee. Volunteers removed invasive species like garlic mustard & multiflora rose, spread mulch, picked up trash, rebuilt a stairway, planted flowers in the Butterfly Garden next to the Raymond Swinghold Pedestrian Bridge — and in general worked hard to help keep Quittie Creek Nature Park the treasured local resource it is. Many thanks to all who volunteered their labors & energies. Click on the thumbnails below to view the full images.

April 17, 1999  •  Day of Caring in Quittie Creek Nature Park

Scans of photos forthcoming.  Students from Lebanon Middle School.


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