Celebrate Volunteers in April

April is National Volunteer Month and over the next few weeks, Newcastle will recognize volunteers who support city programs, projects and events.

During the first quarter of 2017, volunteers contributed more than 250 hours of their time and talents. These outstanding contributions represent a community benefit valued at $6,800.

They helped build segments of the East Cross Town Trail (a section of the city’s vast trail system), removed noxious weeds and blackberries from the May Creek Park wetlands, and cleaned up, pruned and weeded the fuchsia garden at Lake Boren Park.

"Volunteerism is such an important part of our community. We want to thank all those who volunteer their time, talents and energy to make Newcastle a better place," said Wendy Kirchner, Newcastle's Community Activities Coordinator.

Each Friday through April, the city website (newcastlewa.gov) will spotlight volunteer organizations that support Newcastle. Check back weekly to learn more about groups like Newcastle Trails, Weed Warriors and more. The city formally recognizes all volunteer efforts with a special appreciation event held every fall.

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Week 1: Weed Warriors, Newcastle Trails, Eastside Fuchsia Society

Week 2: Community Activities Commission, Planning Commission

Week 3: Newcastle Historical Society, Boy Scouts

Week 4: City Events and Programs

Published on 04/05/2017
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