Cowboy Pledge Service in the City at the Washington Square Water Conservation Garden.
On the evening of June 26, 2014 a very enthusiastic group of visitors came to the Washington Square Water Conservation Garden on the grounds of the historic Salt Lake City and County Building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. They came in response to an invitation from Cowboy Pledge and the Mayor’s office to participate in a Salt Lake City Service in the City opportunity. This program provides ways for groups and individuals to volunteer their services in various areas in the Salt Lake City area.
Volunteers from Bridgeside Landing Apartments, Liberty Metro Apartments and Liberty Midtown Apartments came to the garden to help get it ready for an upcoming art festival. Their task was to finish weeding and pruning the dead blossoms from a large area of the garden.
After receiving instructions from Amanda Anderson, who coordinates these kinds of projects for the Mayor’s office, the volunteers picked up supplies and jumped right into pruning the flowers. Working in teams and as individuals they soon filled two large trash bags with dead blossoms, trimmings and weeds.
At the end of the evening the flower beds looked much better and everyone had a fun time working together and learning about the garden. Amanda personally thanked each volunteer for their service and Cowboy Pledge appreciates each volunteers support too. This event concluded with refreshments and a drawing for prizes provided by Cowboy Properties.
Cowboy Pledge supports the efforts of the Mayor’s office to educate the public about water conservation and hopes that everyone who visits the City and County building will take a moment to learn about water saving plants and gardening ideas as they enjoy the Gardens at Washington Square.