Clean up and bird watching planned for Sandy Mush Game Land, Saturday, March 23

Press release
from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commision

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 14, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is planning a litter pick-up and bird-watching activity at the Sandy Mush Game Land beginning at 9 a.m. on March 23.

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking area where Old N.C. 20 crosses Turkey Creek (N35.704637, W082.669082). Staff and volunteers will clean the portion of the game land in Buncombe County about 12 miles north of Asheville along Old N.C. 20 from the Turkey Creek bridge heading west. The Commission will supply bags, gloves and bottled water.

“Bring binoculars, bird guides and notebooks because the group will watch birds and check on kestrel activity near the nest boxes after the litter pick-up ends midday,” said Conservation Technician Joe Tomcho. “Prepare to get dirty, but be ready to have some fun bird watching too.”

For more information or directions, call Tomcho at 828-682-6718.

About the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission
Since 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has been dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use, and public input. The Commission is the state regulatory agency responsible for the enforcement of fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws and provides programs and opportunities for wildlife-related educational, recreational and sporting activities. To learn more, visit www.ncwildlife.org.

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