Audubon Community Nature Center Volunteer Day set for April 20

Jamestown – All are invited to celebrate Earth Day two days early by giving back. Join Audubon Community Nature Center staff and volunteers on Saturday morning, April 20, as they work on projects to maintain and improve the Nature Center building and grounds.

On arrival, choose a crew to work on a specific work project. Work projects include pulling non-native plants, sprucing up the gardens, picking up trash as part of the Roadside Cleanup and more.

After all the hard work, stick around and enjoy the lunch provided for all volunteers.

The schedule for the day is:

8:30 to 9 a.m.: Registration (volunteers can sign up ahead of time to help staff plan for the day).

9 a.m.: Learn about the jobs available and pick a work crew.

9:30 a.m. to noon: Work Projects

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch

Participants are encouraged to wear clothes that can get dirty, dress for the weather – work happens rain or shine and bring work gloves if you have them.

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are appreciated by Friday, April 19: Call 569-2345 during business hours or go to auduboncnc.org/programs and click “Current Schedule.”

This year, Volunteer Day is the same time as April’s Nature Play Day. To facilitate adult participation in Volunteer Day, parents and other caregivers can bring their kids and drop them off at the Nature Play Area 9 a.m. to noon (or the Third Floor Play Area if the weather is inclement). For this event only, adults will not have to stay with their child for Nature Play Day.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania, Audubon Community Nature Center has more than five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Its three-story building, open daily, houses the Blue Heron Gift Shop and a collection of live fish, reptiles and amphibians. Interactive displays focus visitors’ attention on ways to celebrate nature hands-on. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle, in her outdoor habitat.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call 569-2345 during business hours, visit AudubonCNC.org or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

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