August 2018 Local Engagement Update

The EWB-Detroit clean up crew!

Our chapter kicked off the beginning of warmer weather in Southeast Michigan this April by participating in a day of service at the annual Belle Isle Spring Cleanup. We met up on the island with rakes, shovels, and trash bags to clean brush away from overgrown walkways in preparation for the park’s upcoming busy season. This event on Belle Isle was particularly timely with our annual fundraising gala just around the corner. I know I was proud to drive up to the Belle Isle Yacht Club a few weeks later knowing we had done our part to “Keep Belle Isle Beautiful.”

This summer we plan to kick off a partnership with Keep Growing Detroit with a volunteer day as we learn more about their work supporting gardens and farms in the city. Keep Growing Detroit is moving to a new farm site (to be announced). We are excited to collaborate with them in this endeavor!

Best,
Rachael
Local Engagement Chair