Audubon Volunteer Day Scheduled For Saturday

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary will host its 2013 Volunteer Day on Saturday.

Audubon volunteers will celebrate an early Earth Day by working to improve its buildings and grounds. The event will take place rain or shine. After the work, lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Registration is from 8:30-9 a.m. At 9 a.m., volunteers will select their work group and then work from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch and prizes will be from noon to 1 p.m. There will be tasks for every age and ability.

Volunteers will choose a work crew to pull non-native plants, plant native seeds and shrubs, spruce up the gardens, pick up trash as part of Audubon’s roadside cleanup, and possibly more. Participants are encouraged to wear clothes that can get dirty, dress for the weather and bring work gloves if they have them.

To help plan for food, volunteers are asked to make reservations by calling 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org or using the online form by following the links at jamestownaudubon.org.

Cummins Inc.’s Jamestown Engine Plant is sponsoring the Volunteer Day.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, the Audubon Center and Sanctuary has more than 5 miles of maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Open daily, its three-story building contains a nature store and a collection of live fish, reptiles and amphibians. One of the most visited exhibits is Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle. Interactive displays focus visitors’ attention on ways to celebrate nature hands-on.