Service Project: Habitat Restoration & Maintenance with Bur Oak Land Trust
Sponsored by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
Join other RBMS members in giving back to the Iowa City community by assisting the Bur Oak Land Trust – a land trust organization that “provides places where everyone has the opportunity to learn about and enjoy native habitats and where diverse flora and fauna have a chance to persist” (http://www.buroaklandtrust.org/) – with an afternoon of habitat restoration and maintenance in nearby Pappy Dickens Preserve or Shimek Ravine. Activities will be based on the organization’s needs at the time, but will definitely involve plenty of fresh air! All tools, gloves, and instruction will be provided, but you will want to wear layers and long pants. Come do some gardening for a good cause before the start of a productive conference.
Maximum of 20 volunteers. We will leave from the Sheraton’s lobby at 12:45pm, to meet at the volunteer location by 1pm. We return to the hotel at 4pm, but those hoping to attend the RBMS Orientation are welcome to leave a bit earlier in order to participate in both activities. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944a8a92fa0f94-rbms
Coordinator: Colleen Barrett, Philadelphia Rare Books & Mss. Co.