Feb 22, 2012

NR club honored

The Natural Resources Club at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, has been named Volunteer of the Year at Crane Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The award was presented at a recent annual meeting of the Friends of Crane Meadows, a dinner event held at the Little Falls VFW. The CLC student club each year provides volunteers at two major events held at the Crane Meadows/Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Complex. They are the backyard Bird Habitat Day in December and the Habitat Day in March, which will next be held March 10. This is the 12th year for the day dedicated to ducks and bluebirds. The college club raises funds to contribute $250 to materials used at each event and is thus among the co-sponsors. NR instructor Dr. Bill Faber (shown right) serves on the board of the Friends of Crane Meadows NWR. He and colleague Gary Carson accepted the award for the club from Anne Sittauer and Paul Soler (shown left) of Crane Meadows.