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Open your mind with an educational hike, or stretch your legs at one of our volunteer workdays.
Join us and see how everyone – especially you – can make an impact.

RESCHEDULED – Volunteer Workday @ Lydick Bog

Lydick Bog Nature Preserve 25898 US-20, South Bend, IN, United States

*Update:  This event has been canceled due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for January 27th.* Lydick Bog is truly a place like no other. The rare bog habitat is home to many delicate and unique plant species, and all manner of wildlife and fungi thrive on the floating mat of peat- and the …

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Meadowbrook Monday: Seed Cleaning

Our volunteer program doesn't slow down just because it's cold out. Join us in the Meadowbrook office conference room to enjoy the warmth of fellowship while cleaning native seeds! Native plant propagation is one of the most important aspects of stewardship at Shirley Heinze. As we've seen throughout our schedule of workdays over the past …

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Volunteer Workday @ Ritchie

* Update:  This event was originally scheduled for January 12 but was changed due to inclement weather. January 26 is the rescheduled date.* This January, let's keep the momentum at Ritchie rolling! A wide variety of native plant species thrive within the understory of J. Timothy Ritchie Nature Preserve, including some magnificent ephemerals in the …

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Volunteer Workday @ Lydick Bog

Lydick Bog Nature Preserve 25898 US-20, South Bend, IN, United States

*Update:  This event has been rescheduled from January 20th to January 27th.* Lydick Bog is truly a place like no other. The rare bog habitat is home to many delicate and unique plant species, and all manner of wildlife and fungi thrive on the floating mat of peat- and the forest and field around it. …

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Volunteer Workday @ Lydick Bog II

Lydick Bog Nature Preserve 25898 US-20, South Bend, IN, United States

Lydick Bog is truly a place like no other. The rare bog habitat is home to many delicate and unique plant species, and all manner of wildlife and fungi thrive on the floating mat of peat moss- and the forest and field around it. Controlling invasive species in an ecosystem like this one is crucial …

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Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook

Help us button up our campaign against hard-stemmed invasive plants on Meadowbrook's ADA Accessible Trial! The invasive control work will never be truly finished, but volunteers like you have made a HUGE dent in the volume of unwelcome and harmful species growing around this picturesque and relatively new trail. We began helping us to clear …

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Volunteer Workday @ Ambler, Part V

Ambler Flatwoods 8364 Meer Road, Michigan City, IN, United States

* Update:  This event was originally scheduled for January 19 but was changed due to inclement weather. February 9 is the rescheduled date.* Join us for this season's FIFTH invasive species workday at this unique and captivating preserve. The dense, ancient forest of Ambler Flatwoods is home to a multitude of native plant and animal …

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Meadowbrook Monday: Seed Cleaning

As winter draws on, wrap yourself in the warm spirit of volunteerism and join us in the Meadowbrook office conference room for a seed cleaning workday! Native plant propagation is one of the most important aspects of stewardship at Shirley Heinze. As we've seen throughout our schedule of workdays over the past year, seeds must …

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Meadowbrook Monday: Seed Cleaning

As winter starts to relinquish its grip on our region, wrap yourself in the warm spirit of volunteerism and join us in the Meadowbrook office conference room for a seed cleaning workday! Native plant propagation is one of the most important aspects of stewardship at Shirley Heinze. As we've seen throughout our schedule of workdays …

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Volunteer Workday @ St. Francis

St. Francis Nature Preserve 3500 Franciscan Way, Michigan City, IN, United States

A statuesque shagbark hickory stands next to the boardwalk at St. Francis Nature Preserve. One of Shirley Heinze's newest preserves, St. Francis Nature Preserve in Michigan City is a forest wetland adjacent to the Franciscan Health campus. A raised boardwalk allows visitors to walk over the wet grounds of the property and winds beneath towering …

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