Leaders are calling on people to join wildlife conservation at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.

SAN ANTONIO – Dozens of volunteers gathered on Saturday morning to clean up downtown Mitchell Lake Audubon.

Volunteers worked together with scissors and gloves to clear the wilderness area on the south side.

“We’re doing invasive removal to make sure native species exist for wildlife here,” said Mitchell Lake Senior Education Coordinator Erin Magerl.

The wilderness area serves as a home and resting place for more than 350 bird species.

“All wildlife here at Lake Mitchell is protected and part of the ecosystem. Everything from tiny caterpillars, bugs to coyotes, raccoons and skunks on night tours,” she said.

The 1,200-acre site has four distinct habitats that are critical to the animals that are part of the San Antonio ecosystem.

“We have four different types of habitats. Anything from meadows, bushes, swamps and forests,” Magerl said.

Wildlife Leaders is asking people to sign up for a monthly cleanup every second Saturday of every month.

The leaders hope to triple volunteer efforts this year.

To register as a volunteer at the Audubon Mitchell Lake Center, Click here.

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