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Friends and Staff from Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and Groundwork Elizabeth Visit Seniors in Elizabeth, NJ
Northeast Region, May 8, 2019
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Great Swamp NWR Urban Partner Groundwork-Elizabeth staff help senior with Backyard Bird Bingo
Great Swamp NWR Urban Partner Groundwork-Elizabeth staff help senior with Backyard Bird Bingo - Photo Credit: Jessica Frago
Representatives from the City of Elizabeth, Groundwork-Elizabeth, Peterstown Community Center, Great Swamp NWR, and Friends of Great Swamp NWR celebrate new garden and kiosk.
Representatives from the City of Elizabeth, Groundwork-Elizabeth, Peterstown Community Center, Great Swamp NWR, and Friends of Great Swamp NWR celebrate new garden and kiosk. - Photo Credit: Groundwork Elizabeth

Staff and volunteers from Great Swamp NWR joined Groundwork-Elizabeth staff (GWE) in visiting three senior centers in Elizabeth: Schaefer Gardens on March 19, Peterstown Senior Center on April 10, and Sampson Senior Center on May 1. The Peterstown event included a celebration of their new garden and kiosk. Bilingual talks featured the Groundwork, FWS, and NWRS missions, and recreational opportunities at the refuge for those of all ability levels. A favorite activity was Backyard Bird Bingo, complete with bird calls and prize giveaways! At only 17 miles from the refuge, centers are already planning visits to the refuge in June and September!


Contact Info: Lia McLaughlin, 973-417-9542, lia_mclaughlin@fws.gov
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