From Friends of Fort Washington State Park:
Over 225 people of all ages joined the annual Volunteer Day at Fort Washington State Park (FWSP) on Saturday, April 14. The Friends of Fort Washington State Park organize this important daylong project that brings together volunteers to make a difference in their local state park. Volunteers completed 15 projects including spreading 44 tons of new sand on two volleyball courts, improving playground surfaces, assembling 12 new picnic tables, clean up from the 2011 storms, deer fence repairs, poison ivy removal and general trash and debris removal. Branches collected were re-purposed to create animal habitat areas.
Generous local merchants donated food for the picnic for all volunteers, which included scout troops, members of Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue, Wapiti Archers of PA, Militia Hill Hawk Watch and over 30 Germantown Academy students and staff.
Nearly half a million people visited Fort Washington State Park in 2011 and it is through the efforts of volunteers that the park can maintain its natural beauty and the wonderful outdoor recreational opportunities it provides.