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Volunteers Needed for Clean-Up "The Fly" Day

Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are invited to join Audubon Nature Institute staffers to spruce up Audubon Riverview Park, affectionately known as "The Fly," on Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The to-do list for the “Audubon Action Day’’ includes picking up litter, touching up landscaping and pruning crepe myrtles. The goals of the clean-up initiative are to keep trash out of the Mississippi River and help plants and trees grow and thrive.

“This park is a treasured community resource where we can all gather to celebrate the wonders of nature in open green spaces and recreational areas all overlooking the majestic Mississippi River," said Llewellyn Everage, Audubon Nature Institute Director of Volunteer and Intern Resources. "We look forward to working with everyone to beautify 'The Fly' for ourselves and our neighbors, human and animal alike.’’

Audubon Riverview Park is located behind Audubon Zoo, with the entrance at the far right-hand side of the Audubon Zoo parking lot.

Volunteers should wear comfortable shoes, be prepared for any weather, wear sun protection and bring a reusable water bottle. To register to volunteer click here:

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Audubon Nature Institute

Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy Giant Screen Theater, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park. Ron Forman is President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute.