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Presque Isle 5/3/13 Volunteer gardeners

Volunteers will be working in the gardens located throughout the large parking lot of the Tom Ridge Center.
May 3rd, 2013

If you love gardening, we have a fun volunteer opportunity for you to give back to the community, and help out the wildlife.
Jessica Starr has details on how to do some gardening for a great cause, in this week's PI 365.

The folks at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center are putting out a call to volunteers. They need help doing some gardening during their spring clean-up and into the summer season.

Jennifer Salem, T.R.E.C. Garden Coordinator, says: "We are very dependent on volunteers since the entire garden is maintained by volunteers."

Individuals and groups are encouraged to sign up to volunteer Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 9AM -1PM.
Volunteers will be working in the gardens located throughout the large parking lot of the Tom Ridge Center.

Jennifer, "It's cutting grass and raking leaves and assessing what to do for summer. We'll be planting flowers soon."


Jessica Starr, yourerie.com, says: "Gardens here aren't just your everyday flower garden, they also accommodate wildlife visitors."

Jennifer, "They're supposed to represent ecosystems found on Presque Isle, so when you come in, you'll notice they don't look like a manicured garden, they're more of a habitat."

There are also garden tours you can check out to see the areas you'll be working in if you volunteer.

If you'd like to get out into the nice weather, and sign up for some gardening, you can contact the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at 833-7424.

For PI 365, I'm Jessica Starr



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