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Meadowbrook Monday – Woody Invasive Removal

December 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

It’s winter warriors versus woody weeds at Meadowbrook!

The nature preserve has some of the prettiest views in the Region, but we rely on YOU to help us keep them beautiful, even as winter sets in.  This time of year we turn our attention to removing species with woody stems.  Multiflora Rose, bush honeysuckle, oriental bittersweet, and autumn olive are the big four we’re contending with.  Invasive species removal is a great way to get an intimate look at the preserve while helping to ensure that native plants and wildlife can continue to thrive here.

Volunteer Scott Ness hauls a black locust trunk to the brush pile.

Be prepared to work outside and dress appropriately for the weather. Conditions on the workday may be wet and will likely be chilly.  We will provide all the necessary equipment, gear, light snacks, and water. We encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle!

So that we can best plan for Meadowbrook Monday, please RSVP through the website form below. Question? Call the office at 219-242-8558 or email

Please fill out the online Volunteer Application prior to attending. We will also have hard copies for you at this volunteer event. Stop by to lend a hand and chat with our staff about other opportunities that can flex your skills and fulfill your interests!


December 4, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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