Monday, December 4, 2023

Volunteers needed to beautify Leland public spaces through inaugural one-day event

The town of Leland has plans to add a new park onto its roster, which currently includes Cypress Cove Park (pictured), Westgate Nature Park, and its Municipal Park. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Town of Leland)
The town of Leland is looking for volunteers to enhance Cypress Cove Park or clean up space for the future Sturgeon Creek Park on Navassa Road. (Courtesy Town of Leland)

LELAND — An annual one-day event in Brunswick County is open for volunteers to take part in beautifying their community.

The Town of Leland is hosting a new initiative, Lend a Hand in Leland, offering residents the chance to improve a current park or clean a future park Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The goal of Lend a Hand is to create a sense of community pride where participants can see their efforts enhance public spaces for everyone to enjoy. The one-day event enlists volunteers for services including painting, repairing broken equipment, spreading mulch, planting flowers, assembling amenities, or adding new features to park space.

For the inaugural event, volunteers can sign up to either help clean up the future Sturgeon Creek Park, 152 S. Navassa Road, or assist with tasks like building bird houses and bat boxes, building and repairing fences and garden boxes or more at Cypress Cove Park, 844 Appleton Way.

“We have seen a growing desire in the community for volunteer opportunities and this new initiative provides just one of many,” Community Enrichment Director Wyatt Richardson said in a press release. “Leland is a place to be proud of and we’re excited to see residents show their support to continue that.”

The idea for Lend a Hand was inspired by Work Wilmington, administered by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Chamber staff assisted Leland with creating the new program.

Volunteers for the park beautification efforts in Leland must sign up in advance here.

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