Wheelabrator Millbury Sponsors Free “Millbury Days” at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
WORCESTER—Wheelabrator Millbury will sponsor free “Millbury Days” as well as volunteer efforts involving residents from throughout Greater Worcester at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, the company and the respected conservation organization announced today.
The first of quarterly “Millbury Days”, in which residents of the town of Millbury will receive free admission to Broad Meadow Brook four times a year, will take place on Saturday, April 19. The kickoff will feature a celebration of the company’s longtime commitment to the sanctuary and include Mass Audubon officials, Wheelabrator Millbury executives and employees, and Millbury town officials. The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the sanctuary’s Solar Pavilion.
“Wheelabrator Millbury has been a friend to Broad Meadow Brook for more than 20 years, supporting our efforts to make New England’s largest urban wildlife sanctuary accessible to adults, kids and families throughout Greater Worcester,” said Sanctuary Director Deb Cary. “We look forward to welcoming the Millbury residents and others whose visits Wheelabrator’s support will encourage.”
Over the past two decades, Wheelabrator Millbury has contributed more than $160,000 to the wildlife sanctuary.
“Broad Meadow Brook is an important and valuable resource for Greater Worcester, one that fits perfectly with our corporate commitments to the environment and education” said Peter DiCecco, Wheelabrator Millbury’s plant manager. “In addition to supporting the sanctuary’s important volunteer efforts, we want to say thank you to the Town of Millbury for being such a good host and partner to us. We hope Millbury residents take full advantage of the free ‘Millbury Days’.”
About Broad Meadow Brook
Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with more than 400 acres cooperatively managed or owned by Mass Audubon. Interpretive signs will guide you along well-marked trails through woods, fields, streams, and marsh. The center also serves as the visitor site for the National Park Service’s Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon works to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Together with more than 100,000 members, we care for 35,000 acres of conservation land, provide school, camp, and other educational programs for 225,000 children and adults annually, and advocate for sound environmental policies at local, state, and federal levels. Founded in 1896 by two inspirational women who were committed to the protection of birds, Mass Audubon is now one of the largest and most prominent conservation organizations in New England. Today we are respected for our sound science, successful advocacy, and innovative approaches to connecting people and nature. Each year, our statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries welcomes nearly half a million visitors of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds and serves as the base for our work. To support these important efforts, call 800-AUDUBON (800-283-8266) or visit their website.
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