Volunteer lupine planters sought

Area residents are invited to a lupine planting work day Wednesday on The Nature Conservancy’s Rome Sand Plains preserve on Humaston Road, off Route 69.

To sign up contact, Mary Pappa, The Nature Conservancy, 387-3600 Ext. 21 or mpappa@tnc.org.

Start time with be 10 a.m. Participants should bring work gloves, bug spray, and sunscreen. The Nature Conservancy will provide tools and snacks.

The Nature Conservancy project is in conjunction with the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Nature Conservancy is an international, nonprofit organization that preserves plants, animals and natural communities representing the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. The Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 14 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 83 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific.

On the net: nature.org