Clearance Northwestern connects volunteers with nature

CHICAGO – Volunteers walked through Lechowicz Woods on Sunday, enjoying the wildlife while getting dirty and feeling the green.

Families helped the Honeycomb Project start Earth month with tools in hand by working in a nature reserve. Honeycomb started with a few families a decade ago. The effort has grown to 5,000 volunteers who carry out 150 community service projects each year.

Sunday’s project was to clean up and remove invasive plants. Families will return in the coming months for planting and trail building to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment.

,[Volunteers] are five years, 10 years involved with us, and they raise money for the organizations we work with, “said Honeycomb director and co-founder Kristinia Lowenstein.” They raise supplies. They do presentations in their classes. So I think it’s really inspiring to see how these early experiences in volunteering can really affect children.

Click here for more information on the Honeycomb Project.

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