I had an amazing time at this gorgeous section of the hike/bike trail! I also felt like we really made a difference; cleaning up tons of trash from the creek and surrounding areas! I was able to wade into the creek in my rainboots and get lots of styrofoam cups that had washed up in shallow areas towards the middle, and it just felt really good to see birds immediately taking baths in the cleaner/freer water! Also, I had a lot of fun playing in the water/hiking around with my friends, while also taking care of my hometown.
I was able to impact the community by helping make benches, mulching, and interacting with other volunteers. It was a really nice experience and it gave me an extremely fuzzy feeling in my stomach as I was doing it for a cause bigger than myself!