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January 2023

MLK National Day of Service

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Volunteer Opportunities located in a nearby community on Monday January 16, 2023 for MLK National Day of Service. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin L.K. Jr., Martin L. King Jr. The Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday is an official day of service and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy.

MLK National Day of Service This Meadowbrook Monday, Jan 16th., is Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service. Show your support in honoring Dr. Martin through volunteering within your community! Join us as we work on a variety of projects at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve to improve and beautify the preserve. January 16th between 9am-12pm we will be focusing on removing multiflora rose, an invasive shrub species, which crowd out our native plants and reduce biodiversity. Be prepared to work…

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Winter Tree ID Virtual Workshop

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free
path in a forest, all covered in snow

Without their leaves, all trees look the same—to the untrained eye. But with a bit of knowledge, you can learn how to spot a black oak from a silver maple just by looking at their buds, bark, and branching. Join us for a free webinar to learn the basics of tree identification and how to apply these skills in the middle of winter and any time of year! Following this webinar, we will schedule hikes at various Shirley Heinze properties…

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Winter Tree ID Hike #1

January 21 @ 11:00 am
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Free

You might be able to tell an oak leaf from a maple, but how do you identify a tree without their leaves? Learn how to identify trees just by their buds, branching, and bark! Please sign up or watch the Winter Tree ID Webinar prior to attending the in-person hikes.

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Winter Tree ID Hike #2

January 21 @ 1:00 pm
Barker Woods, 444 Barker Rd.
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Free

You might be able to tell an oak leaf from a maple, but how do you identify a tree without their leaves? Learn how to identify trees just by their buds, branching, and bark! Please sign up or watch the Winter Tree ID Webinar prior to attending the in-person hikes.

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Meadowbrook Monday

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Free
volunteers participating in seed cleaning the chaff of of cressmoor seeds to eventually be sowed at cressmor nature preserve

Meadowbrook Monday Seed Cleaning Social Indoor Volunteer Event Join on Meadowbrook Monday January 23rd  we will be having a Seed Cleaning Social from 9pm-12pm. Volunteers will be INDOORS with our staff as we clean native seeds that will be distributed at a Shirley Heinze Preserve! As you can imagine, native plants are vital to the health and long-term viability of an ecosystem. Our stewardship team and volunteers take great care to cultivate native species and remove invasive ones (to allow…

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Winter Tree ID Hike #3

January 25 @ 11:00 am
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Free

You might be able to tell an oak leaf from a maple, but how do you identify a tree without their leaves? Learn how to identify trees just by their buds, branching, and bark! Please sign up or watch the Winter Tree ID Webinar prior to attending the in-person hikes.

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Annual Volunteer Opportunities Call Out

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
Free
Land preservation, restoration, and connecting communities to nature

Annual Volunteer Opportunities Call Out   Interested in finding a volunteer opportunity that suites your needs or hour requirements?  Tune in if you are a new volunteer or looking to be refreshed on the opportunities we offer here at Shirley Heinze. Join us on January 25 from 4pm-5pm! Meet staff who will introduce you to Shirley Heinze Land Trust and share ways that you can be a part of our mission to preserve and protect natural lands and waters in…

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Winter Tree ID Hike #4

January 28 @ 10:00 am
Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, 25898 US-20
South Bend, IN 46628 United States
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Free

You might be able to tell an oak leaf from a maple, but how do you identify a tree without their leaves? Learn how to identify trees just by their buds, branching, and bark! Please sign up or watch the Winter Tree ID Webinar prior to attending the in-person hikes.

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Winter Tree ID Hike #5

January 28 @ 1:00 pm
Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, 25898 US-20
South Bend, IN 46628 United States
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Free

You might be able to tell an oak leaf from a maple, but how do you identify a tree without their leaves? Learn how to identify trees just by their buds, branching, and bark! Please sign up or watch the Winter Tree ID Webinar prior to attending the in-person hikes.

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February 2023

Meadowbrook Monday

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Free
volunteers participating in seed cleaning the chaff of of cressmoor seeds to eventually be sowed at cressmor nature preserve

Meadowbrook Monday Seed Cleaning Social Indoor Volunteer Event Join on Monday February 6th  we will be having a Seed Cleaning Social from 9pm-12pm. Volunteers will be INDOORS with our staff as we clean native seeds that will be distributed at a Shirley Heinze Preserve! As you can imagine, native plants are vital to the health and long-term viability of an ecosystem. That's why our stewardship team takes great care to cultivate native species and remove invasive ones (to allow the…

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