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, February 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m till noon: Buckthorn and honeysuckle removal from the forests of the Upper Arboretum. Help make the forest safe for spring wildflowers! Meet at the intersection of Second and Oak Streets, near the Tennis courts. Make sure to dress for the weather, especially warm, waterproof mittens! If you have snowshoes they would be helpful, but not required. We will bring insulated work gloves if you need them.



Saturday, March 21th, 2015, 9:00am-noon: More information coming! Check back to see what we are up to that day.


Upper Arb Volunteer Meeting Location

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  • Upper Arb Volunteer Meeting Location
    Second Street
    Oak Street
    Northfield, MN 55057
    44.4585674781331, -93.1476511359051