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Volunteer opportunities available with Weminuche Audubon Chapter

By Jean Zirnhelt | Weminuche Audubon Society

In April, local Audubon chapter members plan for spring, summer and fall projects and fun ways to spend time outdoors. We have volunteer opportunities across a range of interests, and we invite you to share your enthusiasm and curiosity with us. At our meeting on Wednesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m., we will be promoting our projects and signing up volunteers to get involved with us.

Do you love getting your hands in dirt? Then help us maintain and enhance our garden showcasing native plants at the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership site in Centennial Park. Are you interested in helping to educate youth and spark a passion for protecting the environment in future generations? There’s a place for you in Audubon Rockies’ programs for area youth headed by Southwest Colorado’s community naturalist, Keith Bruno. 

An exciting learning opportunity will be shared with Pagosa Wetland Partners, whose members will prepare you to participate in the Riverwalk Naturalist Program and share with locals and tourists the magic of our wetlands along the river in town. And, of course, we have citizen science projects for the bird lovers among us. Learn to survey bird populations and spend some time in the woods watching and listening to birds.

We are a welcoming group and encourage you to come and see what we are about. A desire to learn is the primary qualification we look for in volunteers. Join us on April 19 at the Community United Methodist Church on Lewis Street at 6 p.m. for social time before the meeting starts at 6:30. In appreciation for our meeting space, we welcome donations of nonperishable food for the church food bank.

A Zoom link for those unable to join us in person will be posted on our website, weminucheaudubon.org, prior to the meeting. 

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