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Bass River State Forest – Earth Day Volunteer Event

BASS RIVER STATE FOREST * EARTH DAY VOLUNTEER EVENT
BALLANGER CREEK SHRUB PLANTING

WHEN: ***April 22 - 24***
9 a.m. to 1 p.m

WHAT: Over 1,500 native shrubs will be planted at a restoration site inside Bass River State Forest, Bass River Twp., Burlington County, NJ. The project includes the creation and enhancement of wildlife habitat, the removal of large amounts of fill and debris, and helps control the spread of invasive species. Scrub-shrub habitat is valuable for many species of wildlife. This type of habitat is known as an early-successional type. Planting shrubs can create an important "transitional zone" along with food and cover for migratory and nesting birds.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, this project is a unique partnership between the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ and the NJ Division of Parks and Forestry.

WHO: We need volunteers to help kick-off this project by assisting with the planting of shrubs and clean up. Please bring work gloves, water, insect repellent, and sun screen. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

WHERE: Rt. 9 North, Bass River Township, NJ. Ballanger Creek across from Jericho Rd. Call Bass River State Forest (609-296-1114) if you need help with directions.

FOR MORE INFO: visit www.conservewildlifenj.org or contact: Ben Wurst, Habitat Program Manager at 609-628-2103, ben.wurst@conservewildlifenj.org

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