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Sierra Club Volunteers Lend a Hand at Sevilleta NWR
Southwest Region, February 20, 2009
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Twenty volunteers from across the country, including ten US states and one Canadian province converged at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in February for the group's eighth annual service trip.

The group spent seven days at the Refuge. While there, they contributed approximately 540 hours of volunteer service. The group completed a variety of projects including: building fence along the Refuge's boundary; cleaning up old fencing left over from the area's ranching days; and clearing brush from trails and planting over 870 trees as part of the effort to restore habitat for the endangered southwest willow flycatcher.

Volunteers came from all walks of life as well as a variety of locations. Amongst them were practicing physicians, college professors, new college graduates and a retired letter carrier. The group enjoyed educational tours and lectures in addition to making a contribution to the Refuge with their labor.

Contact Info: Kimberly King-Wrenn, 505-864-4021, kimberly_king-wrenn@fws.gov
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