BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
WEST POINT – Volunteers are still being sought to help install the new playground equipment at Pollmiller Park in West Point starting next week.
Lee County Conservation District Director Nathan Unsworth said at the regular LCCD board meeting Tuesday that volunteers have been scheduled, but more are needed to help with the project that is set to start on Tuesday.
The project cost just under $100,000 and was supported through funding from the Three Rivers Foundation and a $50,000 matching grant from the Lee County Conservation Board.
Volunteers can choose from several four-hour time slots throughout the week and will help with a variety of construction tasks including building the playground structures, lifting and placing equipment pieces, etc. Volunteers should dress for the weather and wear comfortable footwear. The Three Rivers Conservation Foundation will provide water, soft drinks, and snacks for all volunteers. Masks will be encouraged due to COVID-19.
“We’ve got a few volunteers, Holy Trinity is coming out on Wednesday. The more workers helping the faster we’ll get done,” Unsworth said.
Work will be being done from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the park and will run Tuesday through Friday until the equipment is installed.
“We hope people will join us for this exciting volunteer opportunity. This is a large project, and we would like to have about 15 people per time slot. We are also partnering with the United Way of the Great River Region and AmeriCorps Seniors to recruit volunteers.”
Volunteers can sign up by completing a form at leecounty.org or by calling the Conservation Office at 319-463-7673.
For more information about the project, please contact Nathan Unsworth, Lee County Conservation Board Director, at 319-463-7673 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.