Bodine Jackson Refurbishes Liberty Garden Park & Arboretum for National Public Lands Day
Toyota Aluminum Casting Plant Teams Up with Keep Jackson Beautiful & City of Jackson
Jackson, Tennessee (October 2, 2017) – Bodine Jackson team members joined Keep Jackson Beautiful and the City of Jackson to refurbish Liberty Garden Park & Arboretum to mark National Public Lands Day Saturday, September 30. The Arboretum is a 14.5 acre living memorial to 9/11/2001 and a tribute to our Nation and the resilience of the American people.
The groups took on many different projects including creating a Children’s Labyrinth, replanting gardens and landscapes, and general clean-up of the park.
“Considering the solemn nature of the memorials in this park, it holds a special place in the heart of this community,” said Bodine president Bob Lloyd. “We are very pleased to be able to help maintain this treasure green space and to commemorate National Public Lands Day in this way.”
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands. Held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, NPLD brings together hundreds of thousands of individual and organization volunteers to help restore the country’s public lands. Toyota has been the national corporate sponsor of NPLD since 1999.
“I have gladly participated in National Public Lands Day at Liberty Gardens Park for six years,” said Bodine team member Ronnie Britt. “I love working for a company that uses its resources to improve our community. Our partnership with Liberty Garden Park has resulted in many wonderful changes including development of the children’s area, sitting areas and the veteran’s memorial plaza.”
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