Consumers Energy, City of Jackson joining volunteers to clean up for Earth Day

Four locations across the city will get the Earth Day treatment.
Consumers Energy, City of Jackson joining volunteers to clean up for Earth Day
Consumers Energy, City of Jackson joining volunteers to clean up for Earth Day(WLUC)
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 10:12 AM EDT
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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - In honor of Earth Day, Consumers Energy and the City of Jackson are teaming up to clean and improve parks across the community.

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How you can make a difference this Earth Day

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, more than 100 Consumers Energy employees will join volunteers at four locations.

  • Crews will be working at Ella Sharp Park from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. where there they will be painting panic tables, benches, and removing leaves from the ball field
  • From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Loomis Park, crews will be removing leaves and tree branches and picking up trash
  • Volunteers will also be working to clear the MLK Equality Trail from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • In Downtown Jackson, crews will be mulching garden beds from Jackson Street to Mechanic Street from 1 - 3 p.m.

Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Sargeant says these volunteer efforts are a big help to City staff.

“Consumers Energy employees do tasks our staff don’t always have the time to do,” Sargeant said. “These efforts improve the overall look of Jackson and create a sense of community pride in our public spaces.”

Groups interested in volunteering in Jackson parks should contact the Parks and Recreation Department to set up a volunteer event.

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