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‘Save the Bats’ Workshop to Be Presented by Mason Sustainability Institute and ReBuild

January 24, 2012

By Beth Pullias

The Mason Sustainability Institute (MSI) and ReBuild, a community-based nonprofit organization, will offer a new series of workshops to educate the public on environmental issues. The first workshop, “Save the Bats,” is designed to educate participants about the rapid decline in the bat population in North American and what it means for the environment.

Leslie Sturges, president of the nonprofit The Save Lucy Campaign, will be the instructor. Sturges has been involved in grassroots bat conservation in the Washington, D.C., area since 2001. She is specially trained in wildlife rehabilitation for bats, has closely observed them and has presented educational programs, seminars and workshops on bats to more than 15,000 people.

This event will be held on Monday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 117 of the Green Acres Community Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, Va.

The workshop is free but donations will be accepted for the Save Lucy Campaign, a nonprofit organization working to protect bat populations. To register for the workshop, visit and click on “Workshops,” then “Register now!”

Upcoming MSI/ReBuild workshops in February are “Green Cleaning Solutions” and “Hen Raising.” More information on the workshops will soon be available.