Volunteer September 26th, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the PWLC

On Saturday, September 26, volunteers of all ages are invited to gather at the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center (PWLC), Fergus Falls, Minnesota, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. to participate in hands-on projects to improve the prairie habitat. Snacks and bottled water will be provided by the Friends of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center.

 

Work Projects include:

  • Planting greenhouse native plants in restoration areas
  • Cleaning plant pots and the greenhouse
  • Removing invasive species: buckthorn, cottonwood, willow
  • Collecting native seeds that are ripe

 

Teresa Jaskiewicz, Environmental Education Specialist at the PWLC, enthusiastically endorses joining other volunteers at the Prairie Wetlands for this event, “we always have a good group and enjoy working together to improve the habitat at PWLC.”

 

In 2014, more than 175,000 Americans participated at more than 2,100 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. for National Public Lands Day (NPLD) to improve and restore the lands and facilities that Americans use for recreation, education, exercise and just plain enjoyment. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.

 

Participating in NPLD is a great way to get the recommended 60 minutes of daily activity, while you lend a hand for public lands. Please call 998-4481 to sign up.

 

The PWLC is comprised of 330 acres of wetlands and prairies, and includes a visitor center with classrooms, exhibit hall, and dining area, plus 4 miles of trails and 28 wetlands. It is located on State Highway 210 East, south of Fergus Falls, one mile from exit 57 off I-94. For more information, call (218) 998-4480, visit www.fws.gov/refuge/fergus_falls_wmd or find the PWLC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PrairieWetlands.The PWLC is part of the Fergus Falls Wetland Management District, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service). The Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the 150-million-acre National Wildlife Refuge System, which encompasses 560 national wildlife refuges, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas. It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 63 Fish and Wildlife Management offices and 81 ecological services field stations. For more information, visit www.fws.

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