Published On: Sun, Feb 16th, 2014

Earth Day volunteer work session At Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope

Earth flagBowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, a nonprofit nature preserve and botanical garden, is calling for volunteers who would like to get involved in hands-on environmental stewardship to commemorate Earth Day on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1635 River Road (Route 32) in New Hope.

Families, individuals, groups and students are welcome to work with the Preserve’s environmental experts helping to protect Pennsylvania’s native plants. The event is free, but advance registration is required by calling 215-862-2924 or email mcguire@bhwp.org .

“There is something for every age here,” said Trish McGuire, volunteer coordinator. “Earth Day Work Day 2014 activities include removal of invasive and non-native plants; general grounds and trails Summer-season preparation; and weather permitting, planting!”

Eco-conscious volunteers will have the chance to meet one another at a delicious complimentary lunch served immediately following the event in the Visitor’s Center. Additionally, the Preserve will validate vouchers for students fulfilling volunteer service hour requirements.

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve contains nearly 1,000 of the 2,000 plant species native to Pennsylvania, growing in a naturalistic setting of woodlands, meadows, ponds, Pidcock Creek, and some two and a half miles of walking trails. The Preserve is an excellent site for bird watching.

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