MATTAPAN, Mass. – On Sunday, October 6, members of the Curry College women's and men's tennis teams volunteered to help the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with the maintenance, beautification, and restoration of the Lorna Road and Gladeside Terrace trailhead in the city's Mattapan neighborhood. As a team, the Colonels' student-athletes were responsible for removing/cutting up downed limbs and branches, litter pickup, weeding around plantings, and finally, invasive plant identification and manual removal.
The Boston Parks and Recreation Department manages 2,200 acres of park land across Boston. They provide a clean, green, and safe environment for families and friends of all ages to enjoy and connect with nature.
One of the core values of the Curry Tennis Program is "contribution," said Assistant Coach Nick Andreotta, "so we saw this as an opportunity to give back to our community. He added: "The Curry Tennis Program is proud to both positively impact our community and be a leader for teaching young men and women to be contributing members of society."