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Volunteer Workday @ Walner

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Free
The riverside trail at Walner is shown here in a photo by Barb Labus.

UPDATE: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS WORKDAY RESCHEDULED FROM TUESDAY, MAY 7TH to TUESDAY, MAY 14TH.

Keith Richard Walner Nature Preserve comprises an impressive and significant floodplain forest along the Little Calumet River. It’s home to herons, beaver, owls, deer, and a wide array of other wildlife. Visitors can still see traces of the river’s original course winding through the floodplain. It’s definitely an ecosystem worth protecting, and encroaching nonnative species must be carefully controlled in order to maintain ecological balance in this amazing preserve. These species include the focus of our workday, the invasive garlic mustard.

This volunteer workday is part of our Garlic Mustard Week volunteer initiative. During the entire week, various Shirley Heinze preserves like Walner 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. 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 14
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Keith Richard Walner Nature Preserve
W Taylor Street
Chesterton, IN 46304 United States
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Phone
2192428558
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