Volunteer at Audubon on Saturday, April 19

- Jamestown, NY – Celebrating Earth Day with a Volunteer Day is becoming a tradition at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary.

The event has been such a success -- with more than 80 volunteers each of the past two years -- that on Saturday, April 19, Audubon will celebrate an early Earth Day again by working to make their buildings and grounds more beautiful, improve habitat and make the sanctuary more visitor friendly.

Folks of every age will work rain or shine and have a blast doing it. After all 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 and learn about the importance of what you are doing
9:30 a.m.-noon - Work, work, work (and have fun!)
Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch and prizes

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, trail blaze, and possibly more. Volunteers will be dirty and tired at the end of it all, but oh-so-satisfied at the work that got done.

There will be tasks for all ages and abilities.

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

Reservations are necessary to plan for food. Volunteers are asked to make reservations by Wednesday, April 16, by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing mailto://info@jamestownaudubon.org  or clicking on “Volunteer Day” at http://jamestownaudubon.org/.  
Audubon is especially grateful to Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant for their sponsorship of the 2014 Volunteer Day.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary has over five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Open daily, its three-story building the Blue Heron Gift Shop 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/.

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