Have you ever tried to clean up a forest floor? On September 28th approximately 80 volunteers had that opportunity!
Houston marked the final stop of the Conservation in Action Tour where Southwest employees, and SCA staff removed leaf litter and debris around Memorial Park Forest at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. High humidity and heat were no match for the volunteers who cheerfully worked up a sweat while creating a "defensible zone" to protect the beautiful nature center in the event of a wildfire.
This project was a fitting end for the SCA Tour40 crew who traveled more than 11,000 miles this summer on a custom bio-diesel RV to engage thousands of volunteers in over 6,000 hours of conservation service work ranging from invasives species removal to trail building and maintenance.
Big thanks to Southwest Airlines (Tour40 sponsor and the official airline of SCA) and contributing sponsors American Eagle Outfitters and Sony for an amazing summer of service. For more Tour40 fun facts watch the video, read the crew's blogs and view photos at Tour40.thesca.org.
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