September 11 is a national day of service for AARP and organizations across the country, to honor the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001. This year, several AARP chapters and the state office staff will be participating in projects that benefit their communities.
AARP Maryland staff will this year be cleaning up a state landmark: Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden in Annapolis. Representations of the state’s various geographic areas are featured in this five-acre garden.
They include a Western Maryland forest, a stream-side environment and an Eastern Shore peninsula. In addition, the barrier-free garden contains pleasant ponds; a raised planter with plants of varied textures, tastes and fragrances; and many cultivated plantings.
We will be helping to preserve this landmark by pruning, weeding and watering. Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages this Wednesday, September 11, for updates and photos of this year’s event! Learn more about the 2013 National Service Day & Remembrance.
We are always looking for volunteers around Maryland to assist with these types of projects and more. For a complete listing of the latest volunteer opportunities and to contact AARP MD, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.