Earth Day clean up in South Bend

On Wednesday, downtown South Bend received a facelift in honor of Earth Day.

The Crossing Educational Center along with Leadership South Bend Mishawaka teamed up to beautify the Renaissance District near the historic Studebaker Museum.

All day, volunteers worked outside and planted roughly 200 trees, painted fire hydrants, and picked up trash.  

“Today was the launch of a partnership between Crossing students and Union Station Technology Center so that Crossing students can work over the next two years in the Renaissance District gaining meaningful work experience and they will be taking care of a lot of the beautification projects that were initiated today.  To have over 200 people come out today giving their time and energy to invest in this part of the neighborhood, it's really inspiring to see that level of activity happening here and the excitement that is surrounding this project,” says Willow Wetherall, the Executive Director of Ignite Michiana. 

The first 200 volunteers who signed up got a commemorative t-shirt and day pass to the Kroc Center.
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