Zoo Spring Clean Up 2014

Come join the Phlock as we help out the the Phlock, Herd, Gaggle, Covey, and Pride at the Lincoln Childrens Zoo.
Date & Time:
 Saturday March 29, 9am-2pm (WE FINISHED ABOUT 12 LAST YEAR)
What:
Raking, sweeping, picking up trash, hauling, washing, other duties as assigned.
(In years past we racked up the leaves and did a lot of our own hauling since the Zoo crew gets overwhelmed with that part.  But since this is the second weekend we might be doing something different.)
Why:
The Zoo covers 10 acres with over 300 animal species and hundreds more plant species. Although there is much to take care of at the Zoo the Facilities Department, responsible for grounds keeping, has only a handful of full-time staff members. In addition, with the Zoo opening on April 9, the weather only allows a small window of time to clean up the Zoo. Without volunteer support it would be nearly impossible to get the Zoo ready to go for opening day.
Dress:
Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear clothes that can get dirty and wet.
Food & Drink:
Volunteers should bring any snacks or special drinks they may want. Water will be provided but volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle.
Equipment:
The Zoo only has a limited amount of equipment for use by volunteers, and it is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Any equipment volunteers can bring from home would be greatly beneficial to cleanup efforts. Rakes and gloves are the most important items to bring but shovels, wheelbarrows and other lawn and garden equipment will be put to good use. Please label all personal equipment.
Where to Meet:
The volunteer check-in station will be located in front of the Zoo entrance. All volunteers need to come to the check-in station first (it is important for the Zoo to keep track of the number of volunteers assisting). After check-in volunteers will be taken to specific areas of the Zoo to start working.
(LAST YEAR I WAS  ABLE TO CHECK IN FOR THE GROUP AND WE HAD OUR OWN SECTION TO CLEAN UP I EXPECT THAT WILL BE THE CASE THIS YEAR)