I don’t know if it’s for me . . . what do you do at a preserve work day?
We cut down invasive plant species that choke out native species, create and burn piles of brush, blaze new trails and maintain existing ones, collect the seeds of prairie plants and sow them in new locations, build boardwalks, erect osprey nesting platforms . . . and more! The tasks vary by the season and with each preserve, but there are usually roles for everyone who wants to participate, regardless of skills set or strength.
Ready to get started?
Please fill out this form to let us know your availability and areas of interest.
Anyone is welcome to pitch in to help keep our preserves up to snuff. It’s a wonderful way to experience the preserves with the folks who know them best, plus get acquainted with other active people who share the conservation spirit. There are no long-term commitments, fees, strengths, or special skills required — just a willing attitude and a pair of work gloves (and we might even be able to scrounge up a pair of those for you if you don’t have them!).
Thank you . . . we couldn’t do it without you!
Saturday, February 24 – Those brushpiles look awful good sitting in the snow . . . please join us in the satisfaction of winter-time invasive plant removal!read more
Saturday, March 24 – Invasive plant loppin’ means the May wildflowers will be poppin’!read more
Thursday, April 5 – Help make hiking sticks for our children’s hiking program, HOP!read more
Saturday, April 21 – Give back to the planet that’s given everything to us, then celebrate our hard work at Old Dog Tavern with a complimentary pint on Great Lakes Brewing Company!read more
Saturday, June 2 – Help to enrich this popular preserve’s inherent beauty by planting woodland wildflowers.read more