On Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 25, Johns
Hopkins volunteers can join others from throughout
Baltimore to help clean up Patterson Park as part of a
citywide Shape-up the Parks Day. The deadline to sign up is
this Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The project will focus on mulching trees. With 173
open acres, the park has more than 800 trees, 300 of which
are young and will not survive without the help of mulch.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and work will
take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The project will be held
rain or shine. Children are welcome to participate with
one-on-one adult supervision. Community service letters
will be available.
Johns Hopkins is participating as a member of the
Corporate Volunteer Council of Central Maryland, which will
provide breakfast and lunch to those registered. Volunteers
should bring work gloves, work boots and water. Shovels,
buckets and wheelbarrows are also needed.
A tour of the park's recently renovated historic
pagoda has been planned around lunchtime, and the ice rink
will be open for free skating from 3 to 5 p.m. The park's
annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade begins at 7 p.m.
For more information and to sign up, contact Matt
Smith in the
Faculty, Staff & Retiree Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or