AW Helping Hands: Reedy Creek Park
On July 23, 2011, Addison Whitney participated in another successful Helping Hands volunteer event for Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation at Reedy Creek Park. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve protects 737 acres of natural, forested habitat within Reedy Creek Park. There are over ten miles of hiking trails in the nature preserve for the outdoor enthusiast, giving visitors the opportunity to explore a variety of terrains, while enjoying scenic views of small lakes, forests, fields, streams, and wild life.
Addison Whitney helped to resurface the Nature Center’s garden area. Volunteers also installed several hummingbird feeders around the Nature Preserve. Reedy Creek volunteer coordinator, Pepe Chavez commented, “Our garden was in desperate need of some love so we started right away weeding the walk ways resurfacing them with a fresh layer of screening in preparation for Hummingbird Festival; a special event on August 27 that attracts over 2,500 visitors to the nature center making this our biggest special event at Reedy Creek.” Additionally, donations provided will cover the cost of slide mats for a nearby playground area.
Despite the rising temperatures in Charlotte on that Saturday morning, all participants left the event with more knowledge of our county’s parks and eager to continue giving back to help beautify our parks!
Find Reedy Creek Nature Center on Facebook to find out about other upcoming events!
Contributed by: Cathleen Foley