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Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Free
Garlic mustard grows on a ravine slope this spring at Meadowbrook.

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve has some of the prettiest views in the Region, but aggressive and invasive garlic mustard has cropped up in many areas along the trails and brush needs to be pulled.  It’s a great way to get an intimate look at the preserve while helping to ensure that its native species can continue to thrive without being outcompeted and choked out by invasives.

This volunteer workday is part of our Garlic Mustard Week volunteer initiative. During the entire week, various Shirley Heinze preserves like Meadowbrook will be host to workdays focusing on the removal of this destructive invasive species. It’s a chance to get some meaningful invasive management done across a wide swath of our service area.

Be prepared to work outside and dress appropriately for the weather. Conditions on the workday may be wet or chilly. Sections of the trail may be muddy. Volunteer workdays are held in all types of weather, although if conditions become hazardous during or leading into the workday, we may be forced to cancel abruptly. Your safety is our first concern! We will provide all the necessary equipment, gear, and water. We encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle!

Please RSVP through the website form below. Question? Call the office at 219-242-8558 or email volunteer@heinzetrust.org.

Save time by filling out the online Volunteer Application prior to attending. We’ll also have hard copies for you at the workday. Come lend a hand, enjoy some time out in the woods with fellow volunteers, and learn about other meaningful opportunities with Shirley Heinze!

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Date:
May 8
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Phone
2192428558
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