Spring is here! Enjoy the weather and do some service!

– Volunteers are needed to help pack Snack Packs for local elementary students. Packing will take place on March 24th and 29th at 5:15 p.m. in the Office of Civic Engagement (119 Bertrand Library). To sign up, please email Matt Varner at mjv008@bucknell.edu

– Beginning on Thursday, March 31st, the Lewisburg Community Garden will resume Tuesday and Thursday open volunteer hours from 4:00-7:00 each Tuesday and Thursday. Volunteers do not need to stay the whole time. The Lewisburg Community Garden is located at the corner of North Water Street and St. Anthony’s Street. To sign up for volunteer hours, please contact Matt Varner at mjv008@bucknell.edu.
-The Union County Historical Society and the Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy are looking for assistance from one or more student groups at the Dale/Engle Walker house and Dale’s Ridge Trail from 9-noon on Saturday, March 26th.  Please contact  Jeannette Lasansky at lasansky@bucknell.edu to commit and get driving instructions.

– On April 2nd volunteers are needed to help ready the Lewisburg Community Garden (corner of North Water Street and St. Anthony’s Street) for the upcoming season from 9:00-2:00 p.m. Please dress for outdoor work and bring water. To sign up, please email Matt Varner at mjv008@bucknell.edu

April 3, COMMUNITY BANK CLEAN UP, Sun, 2-4, meet at Kidsburg Playground in Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg.  We will convene at 2 and have people sign in, share snacks, and get equipment and instructions and then fan out along Bull Run and the river bank to pick up litter.  Dress for mess and the possibility of thorns. To sign up, please contact Sam Pearson at  570.523.0114 or elmstreet@dejazzd.com

-Spring Thaw Out will take place on April 8th from 3:00-5:00 pm and some opportunities on April 9th 9:30-11:30 am. Each spring, Bucknell students, faculty, and staff volunteer their time to assist  local agencies with spring cleaning projects. Projects in the past have included trail clean up at the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority, helping at the Lewisburg Community Garden and many more! To sign up as a group or an individual, please visit here.

-April 16, BUFFALO VALLEY RAIL TRAIL CLEAN UP, Sat, 1-3, Earl’s Bicycle Store on Fairground Road next to the Rail Trail.  We will meet for pizza and snacks at 1pm.  People will get geared up and assigned to different parts of the trail.  Closed toed shoes are recommended.  Participants will be eligible for prizes. To sign up, please contact Sam Pearson at  570.523.0114 or elmstreet@dejazzd.com

April 23,  LEWISBURG ARTS FESTIVAL RIVER AMBASSADORS, Sat, 10-5, along Market Street in Lewisburg, from 7th Street to the River.  The theme of this year’s festival is the River!  Take a shift as a river ambassador for the day and help to encourage people to make it all the way to Soldiers Memorial Park.  You will be promoting the River Town Selfie Scavenger Hunt that will incentivize festival goers to explore the full range of festival venues along Market St that day.  We would like to get people to help out for 2 hour shifts between 10 and 4pm.  Pairs of people will be posted in a couple spots along Market. To sign up, please contact Sam Pearson at  570.523.0114 or elmstreet@dejazzd.com


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