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Rail City Nursery sponsors a volunteer spring cleanup day April 3 at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum
Media Release
For Immediate Release
http://www.washoecountyparks.com
Contact: Bob Harmon, PIO
(775) 823-6501
10301701
Reno, Nevada. Refresh gardening skills and pick up some good tips while giving to the community by volunteering to help Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space with the spring cleaning at the Wilbur May Arboretum on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Volunteer Spring Cleanup Day at the Wilbur May Arboretum is a day full of hands-on experience in the garden. Rancho San Rafael Botanical Society and Arboretum volunteers will be joined by Master Gardeners and Arboretum staff to present mini-workshops on tree pruning and rose care in the morning. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be served following the cleanup. This volunteer event is sponsored, in part, by Rail City Garden Center and is open to all ages.

What: Volunteer Spring Cleanup Day at the Wilbur May Arboretum

When: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010

Where: Wilbur D. May Arboretum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

Details: Mini-workshops on rose care and tree pruning start at 9:00 a.m. Bring hand pruners, loppers and a small folding hand saw to the workshops. Contact: To volunteer, call Stephanie D’Arcy at (775) 823-6514

The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a living museum and active educational resource, illustrating how plant life adapts and survives in the rugged climate between the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin.

The Arboretum was created in 1982 with funding from the Wilbur D. May Foundation. The Arboretum enjoys continued support from the Wilbur D. May Foundation, members of the Rancho San Rafael Botanical Society and the community at large.

Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities at Washoe County Parks is invited to call Stephanie D’Arcy at (775) 823-6514 or visit www.washoecountyparks.com.

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