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Published August 31, 2023

Summer 2023 Volunteer Spotlights

Volunteers are the backbone of Audubon!

Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences share their time and talent to support Audubon. We depend on volunteers from interns and educators to gardeners, trail monitors, office help, and more.

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol 

From May to June, the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol hosted five groups of volunteers from AAA Northeast in Providence. And boy, did they get to work! One team cleaned up and prepared Audubon’s new outdoor classroom for incoming summer campers. Another headed into the field and helped to remove invasive mugwort in the meadow. Some volunteers mulched and raked garden areas, while others helped to trim back trees and clean up around our long stone walls. These volunteers joined Audubon staff with enthusiasm and willingness to tackle any task. Audubon sends a big thank you to AAA Northeast for supporting our environmental education and conservation efforts this spring. – Christian DeCataldo, Facility Manager, Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium 

A huge thank you to all of our Audubon Volunteers, past, present, and future!

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