Good Turn for Nature seeks volunteers to help beautify county parks

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The aim of the Good Turn for Nature project is to beautify parks through three hours of volunteer conservation.

Westfield resident Doug Burroughs, who serves as chair for the Carmel session, said the projects involve Scouts of various age groups. Scouts earn conservation credits toward merit badge requirements and rank advancements.

The fifth annual Good Turn for Nature project is set for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at Founders Park, 11675 Hazel Dell Pkwy., Carmel; Geist Park, 10979, Florida Rd, Fortville; and 208 Division St., Noblesville. The Noblesville project is along the White River Trail.

Along with litter cleanup, different efforts are needed at each site, such as invasive species removal, undergrowth trimming, tree and trail maintenance and garden improvement, Burroughs said.

The Good Turn For Nature Project is a collaboration between Crossroads of America Scout Council-Monon District and the Hamilton County Parks Dept. Burroughs said officials have been primarily seeking volunteers through Scouting troops.

Burroughs said the Carmel event will be the biggest one and usually has the most volunteers.

“That is partly because Carmel is the one we started first,” he said.

Burroughs said more volunteers are needed for the efforts in Fortville and Noblesville.

“It’s a fun day to get out and clean things up for the community,” said Burroughs, who is involved with Troop 107 in Westfield. “This is the biggest one we have done so far.”

For more, visit crossroadsbsa.org/districts/monon.

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