Friday, April 23, 2010

Volunteers to Clean Shores of Eastern Neck Island Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, May 1

CHESTERTOWN – The Center for Environment & Society (CES) at Washington College and the Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc., will host a shoreline clean-up at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. “Volunteers are needed to help pick up trash and debris that accumulate on Eastern Neck Island over the winter months,” says project manager JoAnn Fairchild, who is senior program manager at the CES.

Trash bags, gloves, sunscreen, bug spray and bottled water will be provided for all volunteers. The event is free and open to the public. Meet at the Refuge Office and Visitor Center, located at 1730 Eastern Neck Road in Rock Hall. 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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