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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Turner Lake Park, Covington, Georgia, USA

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Turner Lake Park, Covington, Georgia, USA
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Registered: November 2017
City/Town/Province: Covington
Posts: 1
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I am motivated to participate in volunteer work for several reasons. First, volunteer work gives me the great pleasure of helping the community. I volunteer in my limited time to help cleanse the world of pollution, trash, and other harmful objects that hurt our community. The task is not always easy, but at the end of the day I think to myself in my head and say, if everything is smooth then is one challenging himself to be better. Every time I receive a thank you or an award, it is a symbol to tell me I have done the right thing, but it isn't necessary. I am motivated to participate in volunteer work because I like the positive outcomes that occur after the work is complete. I engage in volunteer work and will always continue because I enjoy it and it is the right activity to pursue. Furthermore, I did not come up with this specific event, However; I urged and made sure that all students at the Newton College Career Academy had the chance to participate. My DECA advisor Tony Brooks is an outstanding person, and he organized this event and asked his DECA leadership team if they would like to attend. I gladly accepted his offer and told him I would see him there. Moreover, I'm inspired by an individual called Bobby Maddox, who is another Community service leader of an organization named Building Strong Men. In my local high school, he told me that it is easy to participate in events that people find "cool," but it takes a character to innovate in activities that many people are not involved. I began my volunteer work three years ago, when I first attended high school, and this commitment will be one of the greatest ever. Also, my volunteer activity accomplished self -happiness, and most importantly the goal we came to exceed. In my opinion, all members benefited from this event, because at the end of it we all came back with bags full of trash, and all had stories to tell about how we collected it and some of the jokes that were made along the way. Award, ribbons, certificates, or any other formal award was not given. However, we did receive a prize that matters, and that is the mental mindset of completing what we set to accomplish. We benefited because we can return to our schools and share with our friends about the fabulous times we had together and can encourage others to join us for the upcoming events. In this specific incident, both organizations together had 35- 40 members come out and show support to their local community. After, we all took pictures and shared them on our social media accounts and urge others members to participate in the upcoming events. With this in mind, the number of people "affected' is countless, because we provided such an outstanding service, that will help reduce future pollution, and that positively affects everyone. The environmental and community service projects I commit to impact our economy in numerous ways .Participating in the 2017 Rivers, Alive Cleanup empowered people to think about the water pollution and become aware of the possible solutions, while actively removing litter from the local waterways. The event helped clear the lake, the walkways, the pathways, the parking lot, and without a doubt, we left the site cleaner than we saw it. Moreover, I was able to help people and achieve one of the most significant awards. The exact mindset that what I do is helping the community, and providing people with assistance that others might not have the chance to participate in actively. The 2017 Rivers Cleanup was a fantastic day set for volunteers to met in Covington, Georgia and start their morning off with obtaining T-shirts, breakfast, and most importantly trash bags that would be the critical reason for our gathering. The primary purpose of the River Cleanup is designed to bring awareness to water pollution prevention and create solutions for water pollution problems, while actively removing the litter from the local waterways.
Date: November 21, 2017 Views: 1841 File size: 20.8kb, 3481.9kb : 2794 x 3793
Hours Volunteered: 240
Volunteers: 40
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 17 & 15 to 19
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 63.2
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