Call Before You Dig Day at the Zoo | VideoSarahbeth Ackerman | 8/11/2012
Volunteers came out to the zoo, not only to revamp it by planting trees and flowers, but to spread the word about the nation-wide "Call Before You Dig Day."
"811 is the number you would call to have access to anyone to come out and mark your gas lines, your electrical, sewer, pipelines, any type of underground utilities. They will come and mark those for you and they will tell you where it is safe to dig," said volunteer Katie Haarsager from Enbridge Pipelines.
Before you dig deeper than 18 inches into the ground you should call the 811 number just to make sure its safe.
"But I think taking a couple of days and taking that time sometimes could save a life," said Haarsager.
The effort did not go un-noticed..
"For me personally, as well as every member of our staff, it means so much to us, the continued community support. And the fact that these people have taken time out of their day to come and help us, it really shows how much this place, this zoo, means to the community," said zoo Educational Coordinator Jennifer Fry.
"You know it`s awesome to come out and see the work that the zoo has done so far and to know you`ve put a little bit of yourself into it and you`ve helped and given your part. I think its great," Haarsager said.
At the end of the day, volunteers brought awareness, and some life, back to the zoo.