Recent Volunteer Projects

Methacton High - Reclaiming Meadows project

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Recently 15 athletes from the Methacton High School Lacrosse Team descended on Mill Grove to help rehabilitate overgrown meadows along Pawlings Road. 

 Grady Wise, the team's assistant coach, coordinated the service project as a way  team members could give back to the community.

"Part of our goal this year is to have the kids give back as much as possible," Wise declared, noting that landscaping is very physical and teen boys seem to do well with that.

"We probably filled 10 or 12 tarps and took them into the wooded area before we stopped for something to eat," reported Wise. "We also cleaned up some large logs from fallen trees and cleared the area below a kestrel box."

Grady said many of the students had probably traveled past Mill Grove their whole lives but never actually ventured onto the grounds. Laughing, he reported, "Many thought it would be a cool place to take a girlfriend, but the kids really felt a sense of accomplishment helping to beautify a landscape they often pass. This is part of our mission at Methacton Lacrosse, to help the community as well as produce great athletes. So, we absolutely plan to partner with JJAC again, possibly in the spring."