JM Family Enterprises National Public Lands Day at Quiet Waters Park
JM Family Enterprises Inc. chose Quiet Waters Park for their employee volunteer workday on Saturday, September 11, 2010. This event was in honor of National Public Lands Day. Fifty JM employees and their family members showed up to work and recorded a total of 200 volunteer hours. They were on site from 8 a.m. to noon. The park benefitted from this group because approximately 1,800 trees and shrubs were planted in a habitat restoration area. Parks and Recreation truly appreciates all the volunteers improving parks. Interested corporations, groups, and individuals who would like to support parks should visit the volunteer Web page.
JM Family Enterprises and the Audubon Society TogetherGreen Volunteer Event at Quiet Waters Park
40 volunteers from the JM Family Enterprises and Audubon Society came together to plant over 400 trees and remove invasive species along the nature trail at Quiet Waters Park on Saturday, April 27, 2013. The tree plantings helped to restore the nature trail to a more natural state. The passion and dedication of the volunteers was evident as they planted slash pine and removed invasives along the trail. The invasive jack-in-the-bush (Chromolaena odorata) removal equaled a pile 10 feet high by 30 feet long. The restoration of this nature trail was immediately successful as naturalists noticed new gopher tortoise burrows and increased bird activity within days of the planting. Interested corporations, groups, and individuals who would like to support parks should visit the volunteer Web page.