Volunteers provide assistance to the Arboretum in many ways. Some volunteers participate in scheduled work days, working with a group to complete projects such as invasive species control, trail maintenance, collecting seed or planting trees or shrubs. These events are generally hosted on the third Saturday of each month. Other volunteers select independent projects and may conduct a bird or plant inventory, monitor a rare species, or lead field trips. If you would like to offer your time or expertise, please contact Arboretum Director Nancy Braker or attend one of our group events. We send out announcements and reminders of our activities, so please let us know if you would like to be on our email distribution list.
Future Arboretum Volunteer Work Events
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:00 - noon
Help clear invasive trees and shrubs from the forests of the Upper Arboretum. Meet at the Arboretum entrance at intersection of Second and Oak Streets to walk to the work site. This is the entrance to the Arboretum at the paved trail that goes past the tennis courts - see below for a map. Dress for the weather! The Arboretum will provide insulated work gloves. This event may be cancelled if the weather is hazardous. In the event of hazardous weather an update will be posted here by 5:00 p.m. the day before the event. If you have snowshoes please bring them!
- Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 - noon, Tree planting to celebrate Earth Day!