Volunteers work Forsythe Shore

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Members of the crew team from St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland help clear the shoreline. GALLOWAY – Several groups of volunteers marked National Public Lands Day Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, helping with the Living Shoreline Project.

“National Public Lands Day is the perfect opportunity to volunteer,” according to refuge spokesman Donald Freiday.

“The project’s goal is to slow the erosion of the marsh using natural products to promote the development of living shorelines that create valuable habitat and protect tidal marshes from shoreline erosion or sea level rise,” Freiday said.

Members from the Earth Shepherd Environmental Club at Absegami High School, crew team members from St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland and volunteers from Sun Bank’s “Banking on our Communities Day” helped with this hands-on stewardship along a 150-foot portion of the Refuge’s eight-mile Wildlife Drive.

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands.

Absegami High School’s Earth Shepherd Environmental Club members work at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.


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