Me Encanta Santa Ana

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April 20, 2024

7:30a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Jerome Park

Volunteering is a work of heart

Join us for a day of volunteering as we celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day together during our first ever Me Encanta Santa Ana event, hosted by the Santa Ana Parks, Recreation & Community Services Agency and Santa Ana Public Works Agency. Help beautify Santa Ana and come together as a community. Work alongside city staff on specialty projects throughout Santa Ana. Take pride and ownership of your City this Earth Day and help embody the spirit of our community. Click here to save the date.

This volunteer day will be open to all and participants and transportation to park locations will be provided the day of from Jerome Park.

Registered volunteers can expect:

  • 7:30am - 9:00am check in at Jerome Park
    • First ever Me Encanta Santa Ana community shirt
    • Grab-and-go breakfast
  • 9:00am -12:30pm specialty projects (transportation to and from included) :
    • Registration for community projects starts on February 20 and will include projects like park cleanups, painting park facilities, and beautifying our community gardens.
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm community concert and resource fair at Jerome Park
    • Health & wellness resources
    • Community concert
    • Thank you lunch

Specialty project list

*Registrations opening soon

Salgado Community Center (30 volunteers needed)

Pool deck organization Help sort and organize Aquatics supplies and  life vests. Low difficulty
Facility clean-up Help keep the Salgado Community Center clean through various activities. Low difficulty

Pacific Electric Park (50 volunteers needed)

Garden compost unloading Unload compost bags, wheel them into the garden, and fill garden beds. Project involves loading and unloading compost bags. Low difficulty
Pacific Electric community garden maintenance Use hoes to weed walkways, rake weeds and put into trash bags. Turn and harvest compost from garden compost stalls. Other various garden tasks. Medium difficulty
Garden signs and native bee nests Help make garden signs and paint them with garden sayings and art. Use old plastic water bottles to make solitary bee nests with bamboo. Low difficulty

Santiago Park (100 volunteers needed)

Park/creek clean up Help keep Santiago Park clean by removing trash and debris from the Creek. Low difficulty
Invasive weed removal/tree planting Help us preserve wildlife by removing invasive weed species across the park and support flora as we plant new trees. Medium difficulty

Flower Street bike trail (between Warner and Segerstrom) (100 volunteers needed)

Bike trail landscaping Help us with beautifying and landscaping  the bike trail between Warner and Segerstrom Medium difficulty

Thornton Park (80 volunteers needed)

Tree planting and restroom painting Help plant new trees at Thornton Park and repaint the main courtyard restroom building Medium difficulty

El Salvador Park (45 volunteers needed)

Garden compost unloading Unload compost bags, wheel them into the garden, and fill garden beds. Project involves loading and unloading compost bags. High difficulty
El Salvador Community Garden Remove grass from compost, trim plants along fence, other various garden tasks. Medium difficulty
Garden signs and native bee nests Help make garden signs and paint them with garden sayings and art. Use old plastic water bottles to make solitary bee nests with bamboo. Low difficulty

Jerome Park (170 volunteers needed)

Public compost distribution Distribute compost to the general public through a vehicle drive-thru pick-up. Project involves loading compost bags into vehicles. High difficulty
Jerome community garden maintenance Beautify Jerome Community Garden through a number of activities ranging from:

  • Building raised beds, garden trellis, bee houses, planter boxes, book/ seed exchange tress
  • Filling flower beds, planter boxes to include wheel barrels
  • Compost systems maintenance
  • Walkway maintenance
  • Removing tree stumps
Medium to high difficulty
Southwest Senior Center Fun Run swag bag prep Pack, organize and assemble bags for the upcoming 2024 Santa Ana Fun Run. Low difficulty

Madison Park (30 volunteers needed)

Garden compost unloading Unload compost bags, wheel them into the garden, fill garden beds, and sweep remnant of compost on ground/basketball court Project involves loading and unloading compost bags. High difficulty
Garden compost unloading Drop off compost, fill garden beds, sweep remnant of compost on ground/basketball court High difficulty
Garden signs and native bee nests Rain gutters, remove grass from compost, compost to beds, build compost shifters, garden trellis, bee houses, book/ seed exchange Low difficulty

 

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