Saturday, March 10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
with the institution's Wesleyan tradition and John Wesley's commitment to
understanding "the world is our parish," LaGrange College sponsors a
campus-wide Service Saturday each semester. The Spring 2018 event will focus on
the Chattahoochee Rivers Keepers and the River Rendezvous event. This event utilizes volunteers from the
community to collect water samples from areas along Long Cane Creek and Blue
John Creek in order to assess the health of the waterways. Imagine the day as a
snapshot in time of the stream. At River Rendezvous, volunteers will get to
know the watershed and learn about the current threats to water quality in the
area as well as collect a water samples themselves.
in 1994, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is an independent environmental
advocacy organization dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the
Chattahoochee River Basin. Our local presence and commitment to the community
has grown dramatically since the opening of our Middle Chattahoochee Outreach
Office in 2011, the launch of the West Point Lake Floating Classroom in 2015,
and the expansion of water monitoring programs to guarantee the result of our
1995 lawsuit against the City of Atlanta endures. The city has since invested
nearly $2 billion dollars in upgrades to its storm water and sewer
infrastructure, and in turn, water quality in the Chattahoochee River and West
Point Lake has improved dramatically and waterways throughout the basin area
are no longer toxic liabilities but valuable assets.
9:00 a.m. March 10, the campus community will gather in Dickson Assembly Room
in Turner Hall for a prayer and brief introduction to the day's activities.
From there, we will separate into teams of 4 who will each then go to one of
the pre-determined site locations. A liaison from Student Engagement has worked
with CRK to determine their needs. At
each site, each team will collect their water samples are return to
campus. CRK will be providing a free
lunch for all participants.
will be provided by the college to each location. However, you are allowed to
drive yourself and/or carpool with your team with a signed waiver.
Additionally, should our number of registered volunteers exceed the number that
can be supported at the community locations, the college will have a project on
campus to ensure that all can participate in this campus-wide day of service.
the event of rain, please check your email for an update that morning. Because this
event is an outdoor event, it is possible the day could be rained out. If this
happens, Service Saturday will be rescheduled. You will receive an email with
this information and further details.
register, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ServiceSaturdaySpring2018. Click here for the wavier for Service Saturday.
feel free to contact Katie Mosley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need
additional information. Thank you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. No flip
flops or sandals. Make sure you wear clothes that can get
dirty. Based on weather, you are encouraged to bring a light jacket. Also, bring sunscreen and bug spray.
Where should I meet?
Meet in Dickson Assembly Room in Turner Hall at 9:00 a.m.
How long will this last?
The service project will last from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Where am I going?
You and your team of 4 will go to one of the pre-determined water collection
sites along the Chattahoochee River.
What about transportation?
The college will provide transportation for participants to the service
locations, however, you can drive yourself and/or carpool with a signed waiver.
What if I have a physical condition that will not allow me to
If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in any part of the
project, you should communicate this concern to your college site coordinator
who you will meet when we divide into groups on Saturday morning.