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, November 15th, 9:00 a.m till noon: Buckthorn removal and protecting small trees from deer browse as part of our forest restoration projects. Meet at the bridge over Spring Creek in the Upper Arboretum, near the Tennis courts, or just down the hill from the Arboretum entrance at 2nd and Oak streets. Wear clothing that can get dirty, please be sure to have long pants, and close toed shoes. Water bottles recommended. This is a family friendly event so everyone is welcome!
Saturday, February 21th, 9:00am-noon: More information coming when we get into the winter season!