Sixth Annual Statewide Volunteer Day Saturday, April 28

Release Date:
March 29, 2012

LINCOLN, MA — Enjoy a spring day outside while lending a hand at Mass Audubon’s sixth-annual Statewide Volunteer Day Saturday, April 28. By joining hundreds of others in the 9 am-to-noon spring cleanup, participants can connect with nature and have fun while helping our wildlife sanctuaries get ready for the outdoor season.

Sixteen Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries from Cape Cod to the Berkshires will offer projects suitable for all ages and abilities. From kid-friendly work, such as planting seeds in a butterfly garden, to assisting with more strenuous activities, such as clearing and hauling brush, there’s something for everyone.

And after a morning of hands-on work, volunteers are invited to bring a picnic lunch and explore the sanctuaries.

In 2011, more than 750 volunteers at 14 sites helped spruce up trails and gardens, haul brush, battle invasive species, put up bird houses, and pick up trash – making a real difference for people and wildlife.

For more information, call 781-259-2185. For a list of participating wildlife sanctuaries, visit www.massaudubon.org/workforwildlife.

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Mass Audubon protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.

Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.