Thank you for your interest in helping Earthtones with our Fall Service Project. Below is a running itinerary of the event, with all listed activities. Please note that we anticipate some volunteers to go to the bog project, but this will be on a voluntary basis. The VU part of the project will be set up as a competition among small groups to find and collect the most litter and scavenger coins. VU campus maps will be provided.
12pm: All volunteers meet at Harre Union (location TBA).
12:15: About twenty people carpool and leave for Cowles Bog.
12:15: Remaining volunteers partner up and participate in campus cleanup and scavenger hunt competing with other teams to collect the most litter (especially cigarette butts) and hidden scavenger trinkets.
12:35 Cowles Bog volunteers arrive and begin work with National Park Service.
3:30pm: Scavenger competition ends; VU volunteers reunite at designated location. Competition results given and winners announced.
3:45pm: Documentary Waterlife is shown (free of charge) to interested volunteers.
5:00pm: NPS volunteers finish and leave for VU.
5:15: Movie ends, NPS volunteers join VU volunteers, organic supper is provided.
5:45: Organic Supper finishes, VU volunteers dismissed, Movie is offered to NPS volunteers.
7:30: Second showing of movie ends, remaining NPS volunteers dismissed.
Please let me know as soon as convenient if SALT can provide any support for our project. We would love to see as many environmentally minded people participate as possible. Of course, if members have limited availability, they do not have to stay for the entire event, or even show up to the main service project. If they just want to see the movie that is fine! That said, we would like to reserve the dinner to our faithful service project volunteers...
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon,