Volunteering with BCWA

To find what volunteer programs are going on, simply check the Calendar for the events taking place. You may also add your name to the volunteer list where you get a weekly notice of the location and type of work for the week.

Our very active field crews work on habitat restoration, including invasive control, planting, seed collection, plus boardwalk and trail construction, repair, and maintenance. There are work sessions nearly every Saturday and Sunday from mid-March through mid-November. A notice is e-mailed two days prior to the work session providing details of the planned activity so you may choose whether or not to join us and also so you can be prepared for the type of work and the site conditions.

Volunteer crews typically meet on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoons. The Saturday projects mostly focus on the Little Beaver Creek corridor, working at Creekside Reserve, Hershner Reserve, Hagenbuch Reserve, Zimmerman Prairie and Little Beaver Creek Prairie. While Sunday projects focus on sites along the Beaver Creek, which include Fairborn Marsh, Koogler Reserve, Siebenthaler Fen, BCWA easement areas and Phillips Park.

Please dress appropriately—long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat, work gloves and sturdy shoes; rubber boots are needed at some sites. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and water are always recommended. Commonly used tools are pruners, loppers or a tree saw, as most of the work involves removal of invasive plants. A limited number of tools will be available for those who are unequipped. If interested, volunteers can be trained in chainsaw operation and herbicide application.

To sign up, add your name to the volunteer list above. If you prefer, you may also email us at admin@beavercreekwetlands.org and let us know you would like to be added to the volunteer notices.

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On occasion, within the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association protected lands (and affiliate properties) or at BCWA events or activities, members of the BCWA or volunteers may take photos of participants in these areas or of people participating in these events and activities. These photos are for BCWA use and may appear on the website, in the newsletter, in flyers or guide pamphlets, or in the news media.

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