saturday volunteer workdays

Workin’ for nature!

Thank you . . . we couldn’t do it without you!

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 — a willing attitude is all it takes!

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.

Are kids welcome?

Volunteering helps children learn valuable lessons about community and sharing (read an interesting article on the topic at And there’s always a way to help, regardless of size or age.

Upcoming Volunteer Workdays

As a reminder: Due to continued COVID risk, we encourage all SWMLC volunteers – vaccinated or not – to do frequent self-checks and refrain from attending workdays if you have any symptoms or recent known exposures to anyone who has tested positive for COVID.

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