Help from UMES and Local School Children for Manokin River Park Project

Jul 5, 2012

Volunteers from UMES and Somerset County school children will descend on Manokin River Park.

Their job: To spruce up the recreational area.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that students in the Environmental Club at Somerset Intermediate School will raise flowers for the park at a greenhouse behind the JM Tawes Career & Vocational Center in Westover.

Phillip Thomas, who first conceived of the plan in 2009 with Clifton Harcum -- both from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore – said that the students will also work in the park under guidance of University mentors. 

This week the Princess Anne Town Commissioners gave Harcum and Thomas the okay to begin the work.

The two will now start looking for donations of cash and material such as plants,  mulch and tools for the project.