Be Part of Audubon Roadside Cleanup Saturday, October 1

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On Saturday morning, October 1, you can wear a flashy orange vest and join volunteers like these to be part of Audubon Community Nature Center's Autumn Roadside Cleanup.

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Audubon Community Nature Center

Join in with Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) and volunteer at the Autumn Roadside Cleanup.

This year’s annual event is Saturday, October 1, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Meet at the Nature Center to get started. Volunteers will collect trash along Route 62 and, if time permits, along Route 60.

Giving back to your community and your local environment is an important part of a healthy and socially proactive lifestyle. Roadside Cleanup is a great way for businesses and community groups to volunteer and families to teach their middle school and older children this value.

Children and youth ages 12 – 18 are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants are reminded to wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather. You can bring your own gloves if you have them, and Audubon has some to lend.

Water bottles and snacks are recommended.

Volunteers are welcome to enjoy the Nature Center exhibits, visit with Liberty the Bald Eagle, Cricket the American Kestrel and Soren the Red-tailed Hawk, or hike the trails after their work is done.

It helps with planning if you can make reservations by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or registering online through “Programs and Events” at AudubonCNC.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

This event takes place rain or shine, but will be rescheduled in the case of thunder and lightning.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. You can visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve and Audubon’s three live birds of prey, enjoy the native tree arboretum and natural play space and hike the six miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit AudubonCNC.org, where you will find the most up-to-date COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.