Volunteers Donors Wanted for Cleanup and Planting at Community Garden Project
Volunteer groups and interested citizens are needed to help with a cleanup and planting at the Tonopah Community Garden from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 17, at 711 N. Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas.
The cleanup and garden planting is being led by students in the Clark County Summer Business Institute (SBI) program. Donations of organic plant seeds, plants, fruit trees, fertilizer, spray paint, and garden hoses are also still needed.
Donors and volunteers may arrive the day of the event. No advance registration is required. For more information contact SBI Coordinator Kaveida Allen or Program Assistant Cecilia Equihua at (702) 455-2426.
“The Summer Business Institute program teaches many lessons including the importance of giving back to your community,” County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly said. “Please join this exceptional group of students on July 17th and get involved with this great community project.”
SBI is a summer job program for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program is a partnership between Clark County, workforceCONNECTIONS, Workforce Investment Act, the Clark County School District, and more than 80 area businesses. The Tonopah Community Garden is a nonprofit project that grows food for the community for free.
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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.