Zoo ready for summer
On Saturday May 5, more than eighty people came out to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum to volunteer and get the zoo ready for summer guests, some travelling as far as Alexander City, Alabama. Tackling projects from major landscaping overhauls to general cleanup and painting these volunteers worked the equivalent of approximately 700 man hours.
“Volunteers are critical to the success of the zoo. Without them we would not be able to continue to grow, expand programs and provide a memorable experience for each guest,” Zoo Director Marcia Woodard said.
“In one day we were able to accomplish what might take our staff over two weeks to get done,” Melanie Golson, Marketing and Public Relations Manager explained. “The amount of trash, leaves and debris cleaned up has filled more than three trash trucks at last count and there is still some left to be picked up,” she went on to say.
Started in 2017, Serve Day is a quarterly event for the zoo to tackle major projects around the zoo. The next serve day will be August 4, 2018 from 9:00-4:00.
The Zoo has a continuous need for volunteers to help with daily operations and special events. If you are interested in volunteering at the zoo visit the zoo’s website montgomeryzoo.com.