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      April 29, 2019

      Monday   6:00 PM

      733 Old Clinton Road
      Westbrook, Connecticut 06498

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      Stewart B. McKinney Refuge Volunteer Training- at Westbrook

      Note- this training event is suited for previous volunteers.  A later training event on May 4 will be held on Outer Island in Branford, with its own Eventbrite page. Want to visit a beautiful sunny island this summer?  Are you looking for volunteer opportunities and enjoy being outdoors?  Friends of Outer Island needs volunteers on weekends for the Outer Island unit of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge.  Outer Island, one of the Thimble Islands just a few minutes off the coast of Branford, is open to the public daily from Memorial Day weekend into September.  Weekend volunteers greet visitors and offer information and tours, while ensuring they have a safe and enjoyable visit.  We ask that volunteers commit to 2 weekend days during the 4 month season, which can be done in 1/2 days as well.  Why volunteer?  Here are three good reasons: You get to connect with other like-minded individuals, make new friends, and expand your social skills. Improve your well-being; there is scientific evidence that being in nature is good for your brain, body, and soul. Increase your knowledge and develop communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Please join us if you would love spending time on an island this summer. Transportation will be provided from Stony Creek.  No need to print these tickets; those who sign up will be given further information prior to the training date.  Bring a lunch for an island picnic; a work party may follow training and lunch.  To learn more about us, please visit our website at friendsofouterisland.org. PS- If you would like to help us without being trained, we need volunteers on weekdays when we host school classes, youth groups, and other visitors to the island.  Drop us a line and be put on our list, friendsofouterisland@gmail.com.

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