BU Alumni Global Day of Service 2011

A group of BU alumni and their families work in collaboration to preserve the Alewife Brook [...]Reservation and areas protected by the Friends of Alewife Reservation on Global Day of Service.

As a GDS site leader this year, it was so reassuring to witness such committed members volunteer and help out in the community and the tremendous positive outcome that arises when people come together as a team to work toward a common goal. With 70 volunteers present on April 16th, 2011 at the Friends of Alewife Reservation (FAR) many of which were BU affiliated, an estimated total of 30 cubic yards of trash was picked up throughout the reservation (as reported by FAR). I was also saddened and amazed in seeing active homeless shelter sites hidden away in the woody areas of the reservation. There were makeshift tents set up and a tremendous amount of refuse surrounding them. I then realized just how much homeless people impacted the environment. --Jenny S.W. Lee

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