Audubon Sanctuary seeks volunteers for Snowflake Festival  

   January 8, 2015 5:33 am

The Audubon Nature Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, near Jamestown, N.Y., is seeking volunteers to help present its 2015 Snowflake Festival, planned for Saturday, Feb. 7. Audubon’s longest running festival is always a crowd pleaser. Outdoor opportunities include snowshoeing, cross country skiing, naturalist-guided hikes, horse drawn wagon rides, and husky sled dog demonstrations. Inside there are…

Volunteers needed for Audubon’s Enchanted Forest

   September 25, 2014 9:47 am

Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, in Jamestown, N.Y., is seeking a few people to help out at its upcoming Enchanted Forest event on Oct. 3 and 4. Volunteers are needed for both evenings to help with guiding groups of visitors around the trail, kids crafts and cleanup. The program is a family-friendly, educational Halloween…

Volunteers needed for July water chestnut pulls at Audubon

   July 9, 2014 2:32 pm

Volunteers are needed to help save local waterways from invasive water chestnuts, which have taken a foothold at the Audubon Sanctuary, near Jamestown, N.Y. Water chestnut pulling sessions at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Big Pond are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, July 17, 24, 31 and Saturdays, July 12 and 19. All adults and children 13…

Volunteers needed for Audubon water chestnut removal

   June 9, 2014 5:00 am

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Jamestown, N.Y., is beginning the summer effort in its second year of removing the invasive water chestnut from its Big Pond. Starting Saturday, Audubon will be holding a series of chestnut-pulling days, a huge undertaking that will require scores of volunteers to get the plants pulled before their seeds…

Volunteers sought for Audubon Center’s 5K run/walk

   June 4, 2014 5:00 am

On Saturday, July 26, runners and walkers of all ages will hit the trails for the Wild 5K Run/Walk at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, near Jamestown, N.Y. Proceeds from the race will support Liberty, the center’s resident bald eagle, whose care costs approximately $7,500 per year, according to Audubon Seasonal Naturalist and race Co-chair Corinne Frederickson. Volunteers…

Help count birds on Saturday and Sunday

   December 9, 2013 1:45 pm

For more than a century, National Audubon has relied on thousands of volunteers for its Christmas Bird Count. This year, counting will be on Saturday, in Warren, Pa., and on Sunday, in Jamestown, N.Y. The goal is to document all of the species in an established 15-mile-wide diameter circle, and everyone interested is invited to participate. Audubon…

Help light up Audubon Center in Jamestown, N.Y.

   November 25, 2013 12:28 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Jamestown, N.Y., needs many volunteers to help run its Winter Night Lights event in December.  There will be inside and outside tasks, as well as partially indoor tasks.  Winter Night Lights will be happening on Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly. Volunteers…

Audubon needs people to pull water chestnuts

   June 25, 2013 1:37 pm

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Jamestown, N.Y., needs volunteers to help remove water chestnuts, an invasive, non-native aquatic plant that has taken a foothold in the center’s Big Pond. Chestnut pulling is a huge undertaking that will require scores of volunteers throughout the summer. Group pulls are scheduled for three times per week through the end…

Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Jamestown, N.Y., needs volunteers

   June 17, 2013 1:38 pm

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, N.Y., relies on 300 active volunteers to do everything from leading educational programs to planning and planting gardens. If you are interested in helping the center in its mission to connect people to nature, the following volunteer opportunities are available: Lawn Mower Operator: Keep Audubon’s grounds looking…

Help N.Y. Audubon Society remove water chestnuts

   June 6, 2013 12:49 pm

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, N.Y., with help from the National Audubon Society and the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, has started to pull water chestnut plants out of the sanctuary’s Big Pond and is looking for volunteers to help with the effort. Water chestnut is a non-native plant, and left alone,…