Updated 10/01/2012 11:26 AM
Pine Bush Preserve fall cleanup
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- Volunteers from National Grid come to the Pine Bush Discovery Center to help get the area cleaned up for fall.
The Discovery Center is the gateway to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve and houses rare plant and animal species, including the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly. It saves money by getting volunteers to help clean up before winter, and volunteers get a lesson about the environment in return.
Director Jeffrey Folmer said, "A lot of people don't realize we have a globally rare ecosystem here. It's a real, real treasure. We're one of 20 inland pine barrens left in the entire world, and this is considered the best remaining example."
The Pine Bush spans over 3,200 acres of land and has 18 miles of trails.