For Immediate Release: June 22, 2009
Contact: Rob Smith, (602) 254-9330 X 1
Nithin Coca, (415) 977-5761
Sierra Club Volunteers Launch "United We Serve" Service Projects
Washington, D.C. - In anticipation of President Barack Obama's launch of "United We Serve," Sierra Club members and supporters have been mobilizing to organize service events around the country. Sierra Club activists are using the opportunity to promote not only community service, but projects that illustrate how service can help improve the environment and help communities at the same time.
Events range from historic trail restoration, to river cleanups, water monitoring, and electronics recycling.
"America is a nation built on community and service to everyone, and the Sierra Club has been a strong part of that legacy," said Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director. "We were proud to participate in President Obama's national day of service in January, and look forward to continuing this work through United We Serve."
Sierra Club's Building Bridges to the Outdoors program, which aims to connect children and youth with the outdoors, will also be participating with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's office in a United We Serve project in Shenandoah National Park, helping clear invasive weeds.
Sierra Club volunteer efforts have already generated dozens of events across the country this summer. A small sampling of events include.