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April 13, 2011

Conservation Camp Spring Cleanup Weekend is May 14th and 15th

It’s spring cleanup time for all of us at home -- and at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Green Mountain Conservation Camps! Volunteers play a vital role each year by helping Fish and Wildlife staff do spring cleanup and work projects at the Buck Lake and Edward Kehoe Conservation Camps.

Lots of help is needed in performing general facilities and grounds maintenance to prepare the camps for the nearly 1,000 campers who attend during the summer. Help is needed raking, performing general repairs, painting, cleaning, and numerous other tasks to ensure that the camps are ready to welcome the campers for the season. This spring, the Fish and Wildlife Department will be hosting its annual volunteer work weekend on May 14th and 15th at both camps.

Volunteers can stay for as long as possible during the weekend. Meals will be provided, and people are welcome to stay overnight in the cabins, or they are welcome to bring tents or campers.

The Buck Lake camp is located off Route 14 in Woodbury. The Kehoe Conservation Camp is on the west shore of Lake Bomoseen in Castleton.

If you would like to contribute to the Green Mountain Conservation Camp program being successful this year though volunteering at the work weekend, please contact Fish and Wildlife at (802) 241-3768, or email FWGMCC@state.vt.us.

The Fish and Wildlife Department has been teaching 12-16 year old kids about the outdoors at these popular camps for more than 40 years.

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: April 13, 2011 15:42:51