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Coast Guard cadet volunteers help city beautification committee

On Saturday, March 27, the New London Beautification Committee had an assist from cadet volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with an annual spring chore. Thirteen cadets tackled a 7 cubic yards pile of mulch at Ocean Beach Park that needed to be spread in NLBC’s largest site, the garden that surrounds the deck of Port ‘N Starboard. Cadets dug into the pile and loaded mulch in order to transport it to the site where they spread it throughout the garden beds.

“New London Beautification Committee and Ocean Beach Park appreciate the assist of this wonderful crew of USCGA Cadet Volunteers,” said a release. “Moving so much mulch would have been a daunting undertaking for NLBC members and it would have taken a long time to accomplish the task. New London is lucky to be the home of the USCGA and its many cadets who are willing to contribute their time to help out in our community.”

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