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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Volunteers needed July 11 for wildlife preservation group.



By Accessmilton.com

Want to help preserve the habitats of local wildlife? On Wednesday, July 11 the City of Milton will hold a meeting to kick off the city’s efforts in being named a “Community Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation.

The meeting, which lasts from 7 to 8:30 p.m., will be held in the executive conference room at Milton’s City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107 G (Click here for directions, click here for a map of City Hall).

Additionally, city staff will hold an information meeting on the effort for the public July 16 before the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Refreshments will be available starting at 5:30 p.m.

This distinctive certification would make the City of Milton just the third city in Georgia and 61st in the nation to become a National Wildlife Federation Community Habitat, said William Check, who is organizing the initial meeting. He said volunteers are needed to carry out the certification project with city staffers.

“We’re looking to bring awareness to the community about our local wildlife while preserving their precious natural habitats,” said Check, a Milton resident and Blessed Trinity High School student. “Anyone who is interested in preserving Milton’s diverse and robust environment is encouraged to attend.”

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Check at william.check@cityofmiltonga.us or call 678-242-2500 for more information.

To stay up to date with the project’s progress, visit www.cityofmiltonga.us/wildlifehabitatcommunityproject. To certify your backyard or for more information, visit the National Wildlife Federation‘s Web site.

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