This will be a clean-up spruce-up of Sylvan Island, the Sylvan Slough Natural Area, and the trail connecting them. We will paint benches on Sylvan Island, a picnic table, panels on the Sylvan Slough Bridge, clear trails, and pick up litter. Bags and gloves will be provided.
United Way Quad Cities 2024 Day of Caring
Register by Apr 19, 2024

Q: Minimum age to participate.
A: You must be age 18 or older to participate.

Q: Minors require an adult.
A: Yes

Q: Driving Directions
A: Parking lot south of Sylvan Island, end of 1st Street.

Q: Plan for bad weather.
A: Reschedule

Q: Details of Provided Drinks
A: Water

Q: Are there any safety guidelines the volunteers will need to know?
A: Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Gloves will be provided.

Q: Please describe the volunteer check in process. (Example - volunteers will check in at the front office and will need a valid driver's license.)
A: Volunteers will check in at the Sylvan Island Gateway Park north of parking lot to get directions from River Action staff.

Q: Please list any skills volunteers will need to help with your project.
A: We will paint benches and picnic table, bridge panels, clear trails and pick up trash.

Q: Will the volunteers need PPE for this project to ensure safety?
A: No


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