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Vassar Ecological Preserve is partnering with the Student Conservation Association to help plant trees and remove invasive species as part of the September 11th National Day of service.

On Tuesday, September 11th, the Vassar Ecological Preserve and the Student Conservation Association will be undertaking a land management project to restore forested habitats and improve the condition of trails for visitors. Over 40 SCA members from throughout New York state will come to Vassar and work with volunteers to remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs on the Vassar Ecological Preserve as part of the September 11th National Day of Service.

Volunteers are needed on Tuesday, September 11th from 2:00-5:00 pm and Wednesday, September 12th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Shuttles will be leaving from Main Circle a half hour before the event begins. Volunteers can also meet at the pavilion at the Collin's Field Station. All participants should wear long pants and shoes that can get wet.
Those interested in volunteering can RSVP at this link ( or by contacting

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, September 6, 2018