Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve to host Volunteer Day
6/4/2014

The newly created Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve will host a Volunteer Day Saturday, June 14, to encourage community members to get involved at the natural area. 

“We are holding this event to invite Schmeeckle Reserve’s supporters to enjoy camaraderie and chip in for the environment,” said Bill Berry, board president for the Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve. 

Volunteers can help out with trail maintenance, remove invasive species such as buckthorn and sample for earthworms for Great Lakes Worm Watch, a citizen science project. 

Volunteer Day check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and volunteering will run from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are invited to stay for a free lunch. 

No special skills or Friends membership is required to participate in the Volunteer Day. Equipment will be provided. 

Register for the Volunteer Day by June 11 online at http://friendsvolunteer.eventbrite.com or contact the Reserve at schmeeckle@uwsp.edu or 715-346-4992.

The Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve provides community support for the reserve through educational programs, outreach, land management and acquisition, and fundraising. Memberships are available for students, individuals, families and corporations. 

Schmeeckle Reserve, part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is located at 2419 North Point Drive.


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