THERE’S GROWTH AT THE HIGH ROPES GREENLOT!Posted by SCC on Friday, October 2nd, 2009.
It’s comin’ along! We are continuing to host volunteers at the GreenLot for various events. Most recently on a hot September morning we partnered with United Way who brought together 40 Volunteers from IBM, Caterpillar and City High to take a break from their daily activities and participate in Days of Caring.
Our hearty volunteers shaped basins to harvest rainwater; lined the basins with urbanite and placed heavy boulders in them. They also planted native desert trees, shrubs and wildflowers; shaped an overflow creek and lined it with river rock and boulders, installed artistic saguaro (rebar) low ropes course teambuilding elements; and set concrete footings in place for a kiosk. It’s incredible the amount of work that was accomplished in 4 short hours! We are so grateful for the dedication and stamina of our volunteers! The GreenLot is truly shaping up!
If any of you are in Tucson, stop by to see the Lot sometime. Directions are: South (East) on I-10 Frontage Road between Prince Exit and Miracle Mile Exit; right onto W. Fort Lowell Road, near to the UA Veterinarian Lab; then left towards UA 4-H High Ropes Course.
It truly is a gift to work with Elizabeth from Pima County Cooperative Extension UA 4H High Ropes Course, Eric & Suzanne from Ironwood Tree Experience, and Rachel from the Volunteer Center! We all have been working together since March to help restore this native habitat and it is amazing to see the changes take place!