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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 

  • Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Join in with other Northfield Earth Day activities by helping us restore the banks of Spring Creek in the Upper Arboretum.  We will be planting native shrubs to replace the non-native, invasive shrubs that we have been removing. We will provide shovels and work gloves, but if you have your favorite planting spade and gloves feel free to bring them.  Consider signing up for this and other events at the Northfield Earth Day web site to help us better plan for the event and so that you can learn about other activities going on that day!

    Meet at the bridge over Spring Creek just down from the entrance gate at the intersection of Oak Street and Second Street.

    Map of Second Street Bridge meeting locaion

  • Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 - noon, Take out your aggressions on buckthorn!