Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring Clean-up at Eastern Neck Island

Chestertown, MD — The Center for Environment & Society (CES) at Washington College and the Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc., are organizing a shoreline clean-up at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, April 18, from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Refuge Office and Visitor Center, located at 1730 Eastern Neck Road in Rock Hall. "A lot of trash and debris washes up on shore over the winter," says Michele Whitbeck, volunteer coordinator at the Refuge, "so we aim to clean it up." The event is free and open to the public.

The College's Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) and Women In Need/the alley are arranging vanpools to the Refuge. Vans will depart at 11:15 AM. CES associate Tara Holste says trash bags, gloves, bug spray and bottled water will be provided for all volunteers. To register for the vanpools, or for more information, contact or call 410/778-7295.

The Center for Environment " Society works to instill a conservation ethic by connecting people to the land and water. It supports interdisciplinary research and education, exemplary stewardship of natural and cultural resources, and the integration of ecological and social values. The Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports the missions of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Eastern Neck NWR through financial, advocacy, and volunteer support. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Eastern Neck, visit or call (410) 639-7056.

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