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Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT



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.

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

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!


May 29
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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