Cullman County park vandalized

CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Cleanup is underway at a Cullman County park that was hit by vandals over the weekend.

It happened just as volunteers were getting ready for their annual plant sale.

Nona Moon may be a bit disheartened, but she is also determined to keep this garden alive.

Workers are repairing the damage to cement benches. The heavy metal service bridge which was thrown into the stream is back in place, and potted plants are being replanted.

The purpose of the garden is to preserve native plants like trout, lilies and trillium.

Joe Copeland and Moon make up only four volunteers who keep the garden maintained.

Moon says since word got out about the vandalism, the master gardeners in Cullman made up of more than 30 people have offered to help contribute to the garden.

It seems vandals unknowingly made this a “secret garden” no more.

The park manager says workers plan to visit the park more often at night to deter vandals from striking again.

They also encourage visitors to report any suspicious activity.

The Wildflower Club’s annual plant sale is scheduled for April 5th from 8-5 at Sportsman Lake Park. They raised $6,500 last year.  All the money goes back into the garden.

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