The conservation crews have kicked off the new season and welcome anyone wanting to get their hands dirty to join us.
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 email@example.com and let us know you would like to
be added to the volunteer notices.