Volunteer At Audubon On April 19

On Saturday, April 19, the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary will celebrate an early Earth Day by working to make their buildings and grounds more beautiful, improve habitat and make the sanctuary more visitor friendly.

After all the work, lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Registration is from 8:30-9 a.m. with work from 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch will be from noon-1 p.m. 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, trail blaze and possibly more. There will be tasks for all ages and abilities.

Participants are encouraged to wear clothes that can get dirty, dress for the weather and bring work gloves if they have them.

Reservations are necessary to plan for food. Volunteers are asked to make reservations by Wednesday, April 16, by calling 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org or clicking on “Volunteer Day” at jamestownaudubon.org/.

The Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant is sponsoring the 2014 Volunteer Day.

Located at 1600 Riverside Road, a quarter-mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary has more than five miles of maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve. Open daily, its three-story building the Blue Heron Gift Shop 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.

For more information, call 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.