The Jackson County Green Energy Park has become an important and vibrant part of the community, combining renewable energy and art education in ways that everyone can enjoy and appreciate. But in order to continue operating and moving forward, the GEP will need a lot of volunteer help. To make that happen, a “Friends of the Green Energy Park” organization is being formed.
A public meeting is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the new Jackson County Senior Center off Webster Road near SCC. An overview of the current operations of the Green Energy Park will be presented, along with longterm and short-term future plans, and talk about the future form of the GEP.
A discussion will be conducted on areas of greatest need, volunteer informaion will be collected and volunteer teams formed based on people’s interests and skills, from working on equipment to pulling weeds, and everything in-between.
Volunteers are needed with skills (or an interest and willingness to learn) in the following areas: Bookkeeping and basic administration; art class planning, sign-up; marketing; education; fundraising; event planning and support; gallery operations; general maintenance and more.
Volunteer hours at the GEP can be used to meet community service requirements for Garden Club members, New Century Scholars, WCU Service Learning and Greek organizations, ECO Cats, or other civic and community groups.