AUBURN – Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at the Woodbury Brackett Center, home of the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and the Maine Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants, to prune trees and shrubs and restore one or more of the perennial beds.

A master gardener will lead the gardening crew, and an experienced arborist will provide instruction and guidance for the pruning crew. One tree is scheduled for removal. Habitat piles will be created using the brush; any excess brush will be removed to the wooded buffer area.

Volunteers are welcome to join the effort any time from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and be a part of the vision for transforming the seven acres of woodland, field and landscaped areas surrounding the Brackett Center into a place for learning and watershed conservation.

Bring a bag lunch and/or snacks and gardening/pruning tools. Water and soda will be available. Long pants, gloves and sun protection are recommended. There is a big bird population, so those who wish can bring binoculars. Rain date is June 12.

Those interested can call the monitoring program at 783-7733 before Thursday, June 3. After that date they should call Mark Fuller at 782-1635.

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