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Be the Change Lets You Do Good, Have Fun Outdoors

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Want to do good while having a great time outdoors? Help care for trees as part of Be the Change, a DCCCD student volunteer program.

Bring your classmates, make new friends and give back to our community. Be the Change is Saturday, April 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. You’ll be helping out the Texas Trees Foundation, which is located across from parking lot D at Richland College, 12800 Abrams Road in Dallas. The trees foundation works to enhance the beauty of the urban forests of Dallas.
There will be free T-shirts (while supplies last), food, water and other goodies.
Register now! Release forms will be emailed to you after you register.
What Is Be the Change?
Be the Change is an annual day of service where participants come together to give back to the community. Be the Change is organized by the colleges of DCCCD in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
What You’ll Do
The morning will start with an orientation and facility walkthrough. Volunteers will be divided into three crews. You will participate in each crew for about an hour. The crews are:
  • Mulch Crew: Mulch is an integral part of a tree’s life. It provides nutrients and minerals for the tree and protects the tree from temperature extremes, from drought conditions and from human interaction. The Texas Trees Foundation has nearly 4.5 acres (that’s nearly five football fields) worth of acreage that needs to be mulched.
  • Nursery Crew: The Texas Trees Foundation grows between 500 and 1,000 trees each year, either to give away or to use in planting projects. Volunteers will weed the nursery, check the irrigation and help ensure water is getting delivered to the trees.
  • Beautification Crew: Clean up and special projects are ongoing at the nursery and tree farm. Volunteers will pick up trash and help with special projects, such as planting shrubs or trees, building irrigation boxes, cleaning up existing areas and helping keep everything looking great.

Lastly, all volunteers will do a quick walk-through of the entire area and pick up any tools, containers and trash. 

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