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Spring Break with a Purpose

Giving Back before Getting Back to School

March 22, 2016

SpringBreak-3199Spring Break, a time to recharge and rejuvenate before tackling the final few months of classes right? Not for 19 amazing college students. Students from the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas spent a week at Turpentine Creek volunteering their time to help us clean up and get ready for spring!

Many of the students have volunteered at Turpentine Creek in the past, choosing to return again and again. The student’s majors were varied, we even had an art major. We found ways to utilize their talents to help make Turpentine Creek great! They had a lot of fun creating enrichment for the animals.

SpringBreak-3191Spring Break time at Turpentine Creek sees a lot of visitors passing through, but we’ve also been lucky enough to have dozens of students, clubs, groups, and families offer up their vacation to help us. These volunteers help by planting flowers, picking up trash, cleaning up winter debris, and other tasks. The volunteers do not help with animal care but they still get to spend an amazing day/week around the amazing animals who call Turpentine Creek home.

For more information about volunteering please visit our Volunteer page or contact Ivy at

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