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Fermilab Natural Areas to hold Volunteer Work Day.

Byline: Submitted by Fermilab Natural Areas

Fermilab Natural Areas will hold a Volunteer Work Day from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

Volunteers will meet with site ecologist Wally Levernier at the northeast corner of the Lederman Science Center parking lot. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Bring sunscreen, bug spray and water bottle. Tools and gloves will be provided to you.

Anyone younger than age 18 must be accompanied by an adult or have written permission. To enter the site, simply bring a photo ID to show at the Fermilab entrance.

The Fermilab Natural Areas organization, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit, all-volunteer network dedicated to restoring, managing and enhancing the natural areas and resources of Fermilab in order to maintain and improve their ecological health and biodiversity. The organization does not receive funding from Fermilab or the federal government and depend on membership, donations and grants to fund its operations.

Throughout the year, they conduct work events where volunteers come together to participate in organized restoration projects. They welcome all volunteers, donations and memberships to Fermilab Natural Areas.

They aim to conserve, restore and study the natural areas within Fermilab while encouraging employees and neighbors to experience and enjoy Fermilab's natural beauty.

Its vision is to see that Fermilab's natural areas and ecosystems are rich in biodiversity, that conservation and restoration are sustainable activities, that Fermilab is a regional leader in natural areas research and that the people of the surrounding communities consider the enjoyment of open spaces to be a valuable contributor to a high quality of life.

Seasonal events include FNA Discovery Days programs: Hawk Talk, Winter Tree Identification, Spring Wildflower Hike, Earth Day Celebrations, Butterfly Walks, Fermilab Open House & Science Fair, Sunset on the Prairie and Fall Prairie Seed Harvests.

For more information, visit www.fermilabnaturalareas.org.

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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Aug 7, 2019
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