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Habitat Restoration at W. E. Putnam Middle School
October 20, 2018, 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Update: If you are not able to meet in the parking lot in front of the school at 9:00 Saturday morning, walk around the back of the school and meet us in the Jones Valley Teaching Farm area. We will be back there working on the trails. We are watching the weather, and it looks like it should be a chance of light rain in the morning. We anticipate we should still be able to work if it’s just a light drizzle. Breakfast will be provided at 9:00 from Chick-Fil-A for volunteers! Thanks!
Join Birmingham Audubon and our partners at Jones Valley Teaching Farm for a day of outdoor work and service at Birmingham’s W.E. Putnam Middle School (1757 Montclair Road). With an abundance of mature pines, understory natives, and large oaks, Putnam’s ten acres represent much-needed urban habitat for Red-tailed Hawks, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and climate-endangered Brown-headed Nuthatches. Together, we’ll make that habitat even better by removing invasive plant species (e.g. Chinese privet, sacred bamboo, English ivy) from the property’s southern woodland trail, the first step in our longterm plan to improve breeding conditions for the school’s resident nuthatch population.
The details: Meetup is at 9 a.m. in the school’s main parking lot. All are welcome! If you have pruning shears, pruning saws, or loppers, please consider bringing them along; you’ll also want work gloves, although we’ll have a few extra pairs on hand.
RSVP: Please register by clicking the button at the top of this page. If you have questions, you can email our Outreach & Communications Director Sarah Randolph or call at 205-719-3678, option 3.
If you or your organization require proof of community service hours, please email our Outreach & Communications Director before or after the event for documentation.