Contact: Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks volunteers
for painting project at Phillips Landing on June 2
LAUREL (May 31, 2012) – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help celebrate National Trails Day by participating in a project at Phillips Landing in the Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Laurel from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2.
Thousands of volunteers across the country will celebrate National Trails Day with volunteer events geared toward maintenance and enjoyment of trails. The Phillips Landing project will focus on painting gates at trail entrances in the Nanticoke Wildlife Area.
The event is open to volunteers of all ages and is a good family activity. Anyone volunteering under the age of 18 must provide a parental consent form, which can be printed from the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s volunteer website, www.fw.delaware.gov/volunteers. Youth under the age of 14 also must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Work gloves, hand saws, pruners, loppers, insect repellant and water will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own.
For more information or to sign up for this wildlife area project, please contact Lynne Staub at 302-735-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register with contact information in case of inclement weather leading to postponement.
For directions, maps showing the location of volunteer events, parental consent forms or more information on other volunteer opportunities with the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, visit www.fw.delaware.gov/volunteers.
Vol. 42, No. 195