Earth Day at Mill Creek Nature Center
Saturday, April 21 10 a.m. – 12: p.m.
Join us for an Earth Day morning of work and play at the Georgia Wildlife Federation’s Mill Creek Nature Center in Buford! There is restoration work that needs to be done, crafts for the kids and nature hikes for everyone!
Participants need to park in the Mall of Georgia parking lot near the intersection of Mall of Georgia Blvd. and Nature Center Parkway. They should cross the street and look for the MCNC banner. The registration table will be set up in the gravel turnaround behind the banner.
We will have several activities going on simultaneously. If some adults would like to help repair a damaged boardwalk, then they should bring portable drills (with charged batteries). They will be replacing warped decking and using phillips head or star (torque) head screws. Knee high waterproof boots would be advisable as well.
If other adults are inclined to assist in removing Chinese privet (a non-native, invasive plant), they need to bring bow saws, clippers, loppers, pruning shears, and gloves. we will have adults with chainsaws to cut down the large privet, and everyone else will cut them in to smaller pieces, and stack the limbs in to brush piles for the birds.
Children are encouraged to go to the amphitheater where there will be supervised crafts. There are a limited number of bird house kits to assemble and there will be things to make out of Chinese privet discs. We will also have coloring sheets and a MCNC Nature Scrapbook on display.
Of course, if anyone does not want to participate in any of these activities, they are welcome to take a nature walk through the property. We will have guides if they are needed.
In any event, we would like for all participants to wear closed-toed shoes, bring their own water, insect repellent, and sun screen. There are no restroom facilities on the property. If a participant has not previously completed a “Volunteer Waiver Form” (see attachment), he or she will be required to fill one out at the registration table.
For information, questions or to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you on April 21st!
Program Manager, Mill Creek Nature Center