As we leave the winter season, many of us participate in spring cleaning at our homes.
Some people take the cleaning beyond their house and tidy up at the Roosevelt Park Zoo.
Alexus Arthur has more.
“Our zoo is so big and it’s hard for our staff do it all by ourselves and it’s great when the volunteers come.” said Brandi Clark.
Animals at the zoo like to have a clean room to live in.
“Right now we’re concentrating on the animal pens so that we can get some of the animals outside.” said Clark.
“We’re out here raking leaves at the zoo right now for the Kangroo cage.” said Michael Robinson.
While the outside crews focus on raking the leaves, inside the aviary is another project.
“We cleaned all the cages, 100% cleaned and bleach and now we are adding the new stuff back in.” said Easton Evanoff.
Easton Evanoff is remaking all the bird homes for his eagle scout project.
“Getting the opportunity to work with the birds and working with the new habitat it was something I just took off and ran with.” said Evanoff.
“We still got a little work ahead of us but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.” said Evanoff.
“When you see these people come and they understand how important they are and after their done we’re giving them water, telling them thank you, they truly get a grasp of how important it is that they’re here.” said Clark.
Kangaroos will soon hop into their home.
“Giving back to the city.” said Robinson.
And birds will fly to their nests.
“It’s a good thing for the community and good thing for the zoo.” said Evanoff.
“It’s kind of sense of pride and you can’t help but smile when you see how beautiful everything looks. said Clark.
With the help of many hands, all the hard work becomes light. In Minot, Alexus Arthur, KX News.
Volunteer opportunities are every weekend in March from 10-3, except for Easter weekend.