February 10, 2015
POYNETTE, Wis. - The MacKenzie Center is looking for volunteers throughout the month of March and first week of April to assist with its annual maple syrup education program and festival.
Volunteers will be trained to conduct student tours, boil sap, process maple syrup, and assist with other "sugar bush" duties. Many volunteers will participate in three or more days throughout the month.
"No previous experience is necessary, but we do caution you that this experience is addicting," said Chrystal Seeley-Schreck, center education team co-lead for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Training sessions are scheduled for Feb. 24 and 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The center is also recruiting volunteers who only want to volunteer for one day for the center's Maple Festival on Saturday April 4, held in cooperation with the Friends of MacKenzie. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and volunteers are needed for everything from parking cars to serving maple syrup ice cream.
People who are interested in either opportunity can email the center at DNRMacKenzieCenter@wisconsin.gov or call 608-635-8112 prior to Feb. 20.
The MacKenzie Center is located 2 miles east of Poynette on County Road CS. For more information on the MacKenzie Center please visit us on the web at dnr.wi.gov, and search MacKenzie. For more information about the center, search the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword "MacKenzie."
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Ann Lee or Chrystal Seeley-Schreck at 608-635-8112