Jamestown, N.Y. – You are invited to celebrate Earth Day a day early — by giving back.
You can join the fun on Saturday, April 21, when staff and volunteers will be making Audubon Community Nature Center’s buildings and grounds more beautiful and friendly for visitors and the wildlife residents.
Folks of every age and ability work rain or shine and have a blast doing it. After all the hard work, lunch is provided to all volunteers.
Here’s how it works.
You are asked to sign up ahead of time so staff can better plan for the day.
After registering that morning, you choose a crew to work with on a specific project. Projects include pulling non-native plants, planting native seeds and shrubs, sprucing up the gardens, picking up trash as part of Roadside Cleanup, and more.
You’ll be dirty and tired at the end of it all, but oh-so-satisfied with all you accomplished. Then stay and enjoy lunch with your fellow workers.
The schedule for the day 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
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 20. Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or click through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org.
Volunteer Day is made possible with support from H. Robert Hampson, Jamestown Area Community Credit Union, and Spectrum Eyecare.
Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania, the 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 (716) 569-2345 or visit auduboncnc.org.
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.