Audubon Volunteer Day Scheduled for April 20

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The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is inviting anyone who would like to celebrate Earth Day early this year to join them on Saturday, April 20, for Volunteer Day to make the Audubon buildings and grounds more beautiful. Pat Carlson got just a little muddy and wet while gardening at last year’s event. (Photo by Jennifer Schlick)

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is inviting anyone who would like to celebrate Earth Day early this year to join them on Saturday, April 20, for Volunteer Day to make the Audubon buildings and grounds more beautiful. Pat Carlson got just a little muddy and wet while gardening at last year’s event. (Photo by Jennifer Schlick)
The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is inviting anyone who would like to celebrate Earth Day early this year to join them on Saturday, April 20, for Volunteer Day to make the Audubon buildings and grounds more beautiful. Pat Carlson got just a little muddy and wet while gardening at last year’s event. (Photo by Jennifer Schlick)
Jamestown, NY – With more than 80 volunteers having a great time last year, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary is looking forward to another wonderful Volunteer Day in 2013.

On Saturday, April 20, Audubon will celebrate an early Earth Day by working to make their buildings and grounds more beautiful. The event will take place rain or shine and is guaranteed to be fun. After the hard work, lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

The schedule is:

8:30-9 a.m. – Registration
9 a.m. – Select work crew
9:30 a.m.-noon – Work, work, work (and have fun!)
Noon-1 p.m. – Lunch and prizes

There will be tasks for every age and ability.

Volunteers will choose a work crew to pull non-native plants, plant native seeds and shrubs, spruce up the gardens, pick up trash as part of Audubon’s Roadside Cleanup, and possibly more. Volunteers will be dirty and tired at the end of it all, but very satisfied at the work that got done.

Participants are encouraged to wear clothes that can get dirty, dress for the weather, and bring work gloves if they have them.

To help plan for food, volunteers are asked to make reservations by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or using the on-line form by following the links at http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

Audubon is especially grateful to Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant for their sponsorship of this year’s Volunteer Day.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary has over five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Open daily, its three-story building contains a nature store and a collection of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle. Interactive displays focus visitors’ attention on ways to celebrate nature hands-on. To learn more about the Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.