WRLC Thanks Day of Service Volunteers

Kate Pilacky, Western Reserve Land Conservancy

To the Editors:

I’d like to thank Oberlin College Grounds Department, the Bonner Center for Service and Learning and the dozen or so freshmen and supervisor students for the hard work and tools they provided to transform the wooded park area behind Kahn Hall on the Day of Service during Labor Day weekend. Over the past four or five years, students have worked with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and other community neighbors

battling the invasive buckthorn, planting trees and native wildflowers and turning the wooded area behind Kahn into an arboretum. Come and see for yourself how nice the area is coming along! Late summer and fall are the nicest time to experience this wooded natural area owned by the College. It is right in your backyard. There are now some places for students to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings.

If you would like to volunteer to help this ongoing project, please contact Kate Pilacky at [email protected]. One of the next projects is to plant native wildflowers near the entrance path along the driveway behind Kahn.

Thanks again and have a great school year!