Archive for Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Trail-building project to increase bird habitat

October 24, 2006


Agency: Kansas StreamLink and the Corps of Engineers

Contact: Travis Daneke at 840-0700

Kansas StreamLink and the Corps of Engineers need volunteers to assist with a trail building project at Clinton Lake from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday or Nov. 3-4. The first stage of the project is to clear brush and trim trees to allow an unobstructed path. The main purposes for the wetlands are to create habitat for migratory birds, improve water quality and add another attraction to the Clinton Lake area. For more information, call or e-mail

Immediate volunteer needs

¢ The Girl Scouts of Kaw Valley Council seeks volunteers to help with a drug awareness and prevention after-school program. The program runs one hour each week for eight weeks, and volunteers can choose which day and time slot they are interested in. If interested, please contact Melissa Mackey, membership and marketing manager, at 273-3100, ext. 43, or

¢ The Lawrence school district seeks community volunteers to assist with the distribution of textbooks and supplies within the district. Volunteers are needed to assist by bar-coding and boxing these items to Lawrence schools.

Individual volunteers as well as volunteer and civic organizations are needed to assist with this task. To volunteer, please contact Becky May by phone at (785) 832-5000, ext. 2583, or by e-mail at

¢ Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. and Hospice Care in Douglas County seek hospice volunteers. Volunteers are carefully screened, interviewed and trained for their tasks.

Successful volunteers are caring, compassionate people who want to help families cope with the end of life of a beloved family member. Hospice volunteers help by conversing with patients and listening to tales of days gone by, preparing light meals, turning and repositioning bedfast patients, reading aloud and helping to write letters, assisting ambulatory patients to the rest room and providing companionship while the primary caregiver is away.

Interviews are required for registration. Interested volunteers, please contact Steve Satterfield at 843-3738.

- For more volunteer opportunities, contact the Roger Hill Volunteer Center, a service of the United Way of Douglas County, 2518 Ridge Court, Room 200, at 865-5030 or Opportunities are also online at


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