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Volunteers Needed for Habitat Restoration Work in Durham, Dover and Lee; Benefits New England Cottontail Project

Habitat Restoration for the Cottontail Rabbit

CONCORD, N.H. -- If you are interested in helping conserve  one of New Hampshire's endangered species and promote native plants - and are  able to spend a Saturday or two doing physical outdoor work, consider  volunteering to help out with the New England cottontail project in the  seacoast region of New Hampshire this spring.

Volunteers are needed to help plant native shrubs on  several properties in seacoast New Hampshire (Durham, Dover and Lee) to restore  habitat for the endangered New England cottontail rabbit -- a great volunteer  and learning opportunity!

Volunteers should come prepared to work hard, and wear  appropriate clothing and boots that will hold up well in mud and dirt; bring  work gloves, water, and lunch! Snacks will be provided.

Choose from one (or more) of the following work dates:                 Saturday,  April 21, 2012: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.         Saturday,  April 28, 2012: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.         Saturday, May  5, 2012:  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

To register as a volunteer, choose a date and email  If you have  questions, please contact Emma Carcagno at 603-862-2512.

New England cottontail work in New Hampshire is a  cooperative effort of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the U.S. Fish  and Wildlife Service, the University of New Hampshire, the Natural Resources  Conservation Service and the N.H. Association of Conservation Districts.       Once common in our state, the New England cottontail  population has dwindled over the last 50 years, so that today this unique  native mammal faces possible extinction. Learn more at

To learn more about this and other volunteer  opportunities with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department visit


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