Service Saturday 2014

Service Saturday 2018

Saturday, March 10
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Consistent 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.

Established 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.

At 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.

Transportation 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.

In 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.

To register, click here: Click here for the wavier for Service Saturday. 

Please feel free to contact Katie Mosley at 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 work outside? 
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.