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INVISTA Camden volunteers recognized for maintaining wildlife habitat
INVISTA Purple Martin Gourds
The INVISTA Camden Wildlife Team has built and monitored purple martin gourds since 1992. In 2015, the team plans to install eight new poles with 12 gourd racks each.
Each year, more than 800 purple martins flock to INVISTA’s wildlife reserve to hatch their young in one of 200 white gourds atop poles on INVISTA’s Camden property in Lugoff. It’s the job of 15 employee volunteers to make sure INVISTA’s 640-acre wildlife habitat is ready to house these dark-feathered swallows, along with many other species of animals. INVISTA’s carefully documented Wildlife at Work Program recently earned certification for 22 consecutive years from the Wildlife Habitat Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring and enhancing wildlife habitat.

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