Volunteers spruce up Lloyd Center for spring

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With more than 60 volunteers, the Lloyd Center for the Environment held its first Butterfly Garden and Property Beautification volunteer event on Saturday.

Volunteers of all ages raked, weeded and pruned the Lloyd Center’s butterfly garden and property. Volunteers also picked up and moved branches to a burn pile that was manned by adults, according to a news release.

The center’s youngest volunteer, 20-months-old Rose Mallick, pitched in using her own garden hand rake as she helped her sister, Pearl, in the Butterfly Garden.

Also, among the group were 26 volunteers of Pack 15 Cub Scouts from Fall River, with 14 Scouts and 12 adults. Pack 15 took on the responsibility of creating piles of branches that would later be relocated to a burn area.

The Lloyd Center for the Environment, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1978 and has headquarters overlooking the scenic Slocum River estuary. The Center’s 82-acre property offers over five miles of walking trails, the “Bridge to Discovery” dock on the Slocum River, vernal pools, oak-hickory forest, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, estuary views, and is home to two injured raptors.

This story first appeared in the Standard-Times – HERE