Members and volunteers planted new flowers and trees at the site

PETERSBURG — On Nov. 4, members of four local Rotary Clubs joined in a "work day" to clean and enhance the appearance of the Meadow at Lee Park, part of the Willcox Watershed Conservancy. The effort is required under the terms of the Rotary District 7600 grant which the clubs received in the spring.

Led by Beverley Coleman, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Petersburg, and Michael Moore, Prince George Rotary Club president, the volunteers, who also included members from the Rotary Clubs of Petersburg (Breakfast) and Colonial Heights, were Gwen Carter, Mark Creech, Lisa Crowder, Sheena McKenzie, JoAnne Norman, Joan Pollard, Jan Rowley, and Steve Worth. Carter, Norman, and Pollard also provided snacks for the group.

In addition to cleaning the area, a redbud and about forty coreopsis were planted at the Meadow’s entrance.

Aided by perfect work weather and by heavy-duty tools, such as a pickaxe and post-hole digger, the group was able to finish in time to walk around and enjoy the appearance of the Meadow.

The $15,910 District 7600 grant was increased by $2,000 from the four clubs, $1,350 from Pickers, and another contribution of $100, for a total of $19,360. The project was designed to enhance the Meadow, a part of the Lee Park Wildflower and Bird Sanctuary.

Previously a fence was installed around the entrance to the Meadow, a kiosk and pad were added for information fliers, and signs were put into place.