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Volunteer Activities

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

Help collect seed for prairie and forest restorations and learn how to identify a few wildflowers at the same time!  We have several plantings planned for this fall and have a lot of seed to collect. Meet at the Arboretum office for each of these events. Note that we are hosting a number of Tuesday evening seed collecting events throughout the summer.  Evening is a wonderful time on the prairie to enjoy the cooler air, the beautiful light, and the companionship of other volunteers!

  • Saturday, July 19, 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Tuesday, July 29, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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