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Conservation in Action: A Little Time in the 'Lou

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We wrapped up our 10th project at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park last week after a fun and messy morning painting two of the buildings at the special needs camp. The beautifully green Missouri park really hit home with Tour 40 Team member, Becca.  In fact, she felt like she was literally AT home in the park. We were not expecting Missouri to look so similar to the Northeast. Watch out St. Louis, Becca will be coming back!

The park was located a bit further out from the Southwest station than most of our other projects, but volunteers were still more than willing to make the trip out. For the first time, the majority of the volunteers were Southwest Customers instead of Employees. Looks like Customers are sharing the LUV!

By the end of the day we ended up doing more work than we thought we would be able to get to. Despite the lingering wasps and the heat, the volunteers painted the exterior of one 4080 square foot building and painted the front of another.  A big thanks to everyone at Babler State Park for all of their help throughout the day!

By the way… any suggestions on getting paint out of jeans? 😄

-Kim and Diana