Sixth Annual Statewide Volunteer Day Saturday, April 28
Michael P. O'Connor
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.
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.