Garden project slated for Saturday at LeRay Mansion


Garden project slated for Saturday at LeRay Mansion

FORT DRUM — Volunteers are coming together on Saturday for a beautification project at the LeRay Mansion, thanks to a National Public Lands Day Department of Defense Award.The Cultural Resources and Natural Resources branches of Fort Drum Public Works obtained funding to transform the mansion’s grounds with all-season flower gardens and a mini-apple orchard that will attract, shelter and nourish migratory and resident bird populations. The program commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.Staff members and volunteers will plant seeds, bulbs and trees and help maintain the walking trails. Bird feeders will dot the landscape to ensure bird populations continue to have food and shelter during the winter months.The activities will kick off with a short ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:15 a.m. to introduce the community to the new conservation park and Natural Resources and Cultural Center. Work on the gardens will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.James LeRay de Chaumont built the mansion in 1826.
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Garden project slated for Saturday at LeRay Mansion

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