Statewide Volunteer Day
Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Mass Audubon’s 10th Annual Statewide Volunteer Day
Sunny skies shone on close to 600 volunteers who flocked to 14 wildlife sanctuaries across the state for Mass Audubon’s 10th Annual Statewide Volunteer Day. As in previous years, volunteers selected from among a variety of “housekeeping” projects, many suitable for families with young children. With sleeves rolled up and not afraid to get their hands dirty, this wonderful group helped our sanctuaries get ready for the busy summer season. Among the amazing list of accomplishments are:
- Pulled 20 truckloads of invasive plants (such as Oriental bittersweet and multiflora rose)
- Collected 30 large bags of trash
- Groomed 656 yards of trails
- Cleaned and organized 1 kitchen
- Spread 245 yards of wood chips
- Planted 120 plants and shrubs
- Created a “living shoreline” with 35 shell bags
To these wonderful volunteers, we say “Thank you”! You helped us accomplish in one morning many tasks that would have taken weeks (if not months) to complete. Check back in a few weeks for a full account of the day, including a slide show.
Statewide Volunteer Day is an annual event, so we hope to see you next April!