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AmeriCorps team hosts event at Rydell NWR

An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team is hosting a day of volunteering and celebration of Minnesota's native prairies and wildlife from 1 to 4 p.m. April 21 at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minn.

An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team is hosting a day of volunteering and celebration of Minnesota's native prairies and wildlife from 1 to 4 p.m. April 21 at Rydell National Wildlife Refuge near Erskine, Minn.

The event includes guided trail walks and opportunities to build pinecone bird feeders and watch the opening screening of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time."

The event is open to visitors of all ages who would like to spend an afternoon at the refuge and celebrate Earth Day by embracing Minnesota's natural and modest beauty.

Prospective volunteers also will have a chance to familiarize themselves with the refuge through trail cleaning, participating in guided trail walks, cleaning and preparing wood duck boxes and meeting current volunteers and members of the Friends of Rydell and Glacial Ridge Refuge.

Visitors should dress for the weather, and light refreshments will be served.

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