On Saturday, October 29th, 2011, twenty-five students from the University of Miami came to MBC for Hurricanes Help the Hometown, an annual tradition where UM students volunteer locally during the week of Homecoming.
This year the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) put in a day of work at Montgomery Botanical Center. The students weeded around rare palms and conifers to keep the weeds from out competing our valuable plants for nutrients.
After clearing out many weeds, the group helped fill a dump truck with palm fronds that had blown off the trees during an overnight storm.
Montgomery Botanical Center looked greatly improved after their visit and we are very thankful for their help.