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Cummins Employees Volunteer At Audubon

Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant employees recently volunteered at Audubon Community Nature Center and built two storage benches. Pictured with one of their benches are (standing, left to right) Nathan Law, Cole Leonard, Brian Holfoth, Christy Bagaygay, David Garrison, Kendelle Kosinski, Volker Kresser, (seated, left to right) Stephanie Malinowski-Church, Andrew Smith, Peter Quanz, and Aditya Sharma.

For many years Audubon Community Nature Center has received support from Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant in the form of funding for special projects and Cummins employees volunteering their time and skills.

A crew of Cummins workers recently spent time in Audubon’s maintenance shop building a pair of benches that will be used in the nature play area for storage of play materials. Participants included Christy Bagaygay, Stephanie Malinowski-Church, Dave Garrison, Peter Quanz, Brian Holfoth, Kendelle Kosinski, Volker Kresser, Nathan Law, Cole Leonard, Aditya Sharma, and Andrew Smith.

Cummins employees also helped put the finishing touches on the newly repaired Spatterdock Footbridge that has been under construction following a successful fundraising campaign in the spring.

“Everyone at Audubon is so appreciative of the support we get from Cummins employees,” said Leigh Rovegno, Audubon executive director.

“We are delighted that they choose to help us in so many ways!”

The Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The three-story Nature Center building contains interactive displays, a collection of live animals, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Building hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

The 600-acre wetland preserve with its exhibit of Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, can be visited from dawn until dusk daily.

Depending on the weather and the season, you can enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, and natural play space and use the six miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing.

For more information, call 569-2345, visit AudubonCNC.org or find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook.

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