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We will be making 75 bluebird boxes because disappearing habitats are threatening the species' survival. We asked the Conneticut D.E.P to donate wood for this project. We will keep track of all the houses and report it to the D.E.P. Every group should contact their local D.E.P for programs like this to help wildlife and the environment.
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Our Roots & Shoots club raises pet food donations for the Monroe County Animal Shelter. This year we raised over 1300 pounds of pet food in two weeks.
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The Littleton Middle School Roots & Shoots group sponsored a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program at our school. We asked for volunteers by putting up posters and including the request in our morning and afternoon announcements. 35 students in grades 6-8 volunteered to take the UNICEF boxes with them when they went trick-or-treating on Halloween. We set a goal of $100, but collected $150. Next year, we hope to collect $200!
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Earth Hawks Roots & Shoots volunteered their physical muscle to help the Ojai Land Conservancy restore the Ventura River Preserve. The Arundo donax (a non-native giant reed) is being removed and native plants will be planted. Earth Hawks worked hard filling sand-bags, rolling plastic tarps out over the mowed non-native grasses, hammering stakes into the tarps and then securing with the sandbags. The black tarps will kill the seeds and then the native plants can be planted. We hope this to one of many work days with the land conservancy (see ovlc.org for details). When we pulled up and a bunch of children piled out of the car, the organizer looked a little worried. We must not have made it clear that the volunteers were children. But they were very pleased and surprised with the kids' hard work. We even finished 1 1/2 hours earlier than expected.
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Sunday 21st January 2007 at Edgar's Mission-Farm Animal Sanctuary, 365 McHargs Road, Willowmavin, via Kilmore, Victoria 3764, AUSTRALIA. Children of all ages are invited to join Edgar Alan Pig and all his farm yard friends for an exciting day at the Mission. Become a caring kid and join in fun activities and educational games such as put the tail back on the piglet. Delight in some yummy vegan (no animal product) treats. There will be a treasure hunt for some of Edgar's favourite and not so favourite things, creative writing, a maze complete with amazing animal facts and much more. It will be a real hoot and it's free! Action starts at 10.00am--you can bring your own picnic lunch but please, no meat products out of respect for the animal residents. To register call the Edgarline on 0408 397 301.
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Our group collected food to deliver to the R.O.C. Food Pantry. This pantry served 654 families, 2,210 individuals, 1,271 adults, and 935 children in the month of November alone.
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We designed a trail guide for the town park next to our school. We picked out interesting spots, did some research and wrote up descriptions. People will be able to access the guide online to read about the places and find links. They can printout the guide and walk the trail. We hope that by designing the trail and creating locations to observe, more people will be interested in visitng the park. Also, we can share what we did with friends and community memebers to get them interested in visiting their town parks!
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We started our program by raising money for our local animal shelter at a flea market. We made homemade scarecrows and macrame keychains and zipperpulls. We raised $268 at the end of the day! We used half of the money to purchase food and cleaning supplies. The other half of the money went to vet bills for the animals. Our group then started a program of walking, brushing and giving the dogs and cats lots of attention. This helped keep the animals socialized and used to being around kids. Each kid had his/her own special dog and cat, which they pampered and sometimes bought toys & treats for. Recently we raised over $230 from handpainted ornaments. We also raised $68 from the kids bringing in change and putting it into a big can every week. Aluminum cans were collected each week to raise money, too. Our next pet pal adventure might be with the local Greyhound rescue team. We are looking into it.
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We went to Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, Arizona to clean up trash along the creek.
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Our group went to a local retirement community (The Peaks) and made pinecone birdfeeders with some of the residents. We made the birdfeeders by stringing pinecones on string, speading them with peanut butter, and rolling them in birdseed. We then went outside to decorate trees with the pinecones along with garlands of popcorn, peanuts, cranberries, O cereals, and some bird seed cookies that we had made in advance. The residents were able to observe the birds enjoying their goodies.

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