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Volunteers needed for 15th Annual Redlands Community Day of Service

More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to turn out

Volunteers will work on four different service projects in Redlands during the 15th Annual Redlands Community Day of Service. (Photo: Serve Redlands)

REDLANDS, Calif. — Redlands residents are gearing up for an eventful day of volunteering at the 15th Annual Community Day of Service on Saturday, March 9. 

Why it matters: This event, which is sponsored by the City of Redlands, the Redlands Service Club Council and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is an opportunity to bring the community together through a variety of service projects centered around the beautification and maintenance of areas around the city. 

Details: All participants have a choice between four service projects, all of which begin at 9 a.m. After volunteering, lunch, courtesy of the Kiwanis, will be served at 11:30 a.m. at Sylvan Park. There will also be a bounce house for kids to enjoy. 

Here is a breakdown of the four service opportunities. 

Orange Blossom Trail: Volunteers will work along a half-mile stretch placing planters along the trail between Wabash Avenue and Dearborn Street. Organizers suggest bringing gloves, trowels, shovels and rakes for this location. 

Groups already assigned to work the trail include Brookside Park Ward, Mill Creek Ward, Ford Park Ward, Accelerate Neighborhood Climate Action, Redlands Conservancy and YouthHope. 

Ford Park Lower Pond: This project will be creating a 3 to 4-foot barrier around the lower pond in Ford Park. Many people are needed for this task, especially young volunteers who are able to lift and carry rocks. Suggested tools to bring include gloves and wheelbarrows 

Groups from Crafton Hills YSA Ward, Optimist Club and the University of Redlands have already been assigned to this project. 

Brookside Avenue Median: Volunteers will plant medians along Brookside Avenue and plant five on Grant Street west. Participants of this project are encouraged to bring gloves, shovels, trowels and rakes. 

Mansion Memories and the Rotary Club of Redlands will be working on this project, however more clubs are invited to register and join. 

Riverview Park Trail: This project is a continuation from last year with the goal of lining Church Street east with trees. The organization hopes to plant around 90 to 100 trees. Volunteers should bring gloves, shovels and rakes. 

Groups assigned to this project are Lugonia Ward, City Creek Ward, Pioneer Ward and the University of Redlands.

Moving forward: Those interested in volunteering can click here to select which project to be involved in. 

The Redlands Service Club Council was formed in 2008 to offer assistance to the
city through cooperative work projects and capital improvements. Working with
the city’s Facilities and Community Services Department, the Service Club
Council made renovation of Sylvan Park its first major project for 2009. Since
then, the Service Club Council and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints have taken on increasingly ambitious projects at Israel Beal Park,
Prospect Park, the Redlands Bowl, landscaping the Redlands Boulevard median
and creating an entire park in a day at Heritage Park.