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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.

Pi(e) Day Hike @ Lydick Bog

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

Take a lesson in geome-tree and celebrate Pi Day with a walk in nature followed by a slice of pie.

Free

Pi(e) Day Hike @ Meadowbrook

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

Take a lesson in geome-tree and celebrate Pi Day with a walk in nature followed by a slice of pie.

Free

Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook

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

Spring is coming quickly this season and we want our conservation office and the grounds around it here at Meadowbrook to be ready! We've compiled a list of chores to tackle and items that need to be disposed of, and we need your help to check each item off. When we're all done, the office …

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Free

Volunteer Workday @ Ivanhoe South

Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve 750 Colfax St, Gary, IN, United States

The spring equinox falls on March 19th this year. What better way to usher in the season than to do some spring cleaning at one of our region's most amazing and ecologically significant nature preserves? The dune and swale habitat on display at Ivanhoe South is globally rare. Home to a wide array of bird …

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Free

Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook: Filling Jugs for Grow One Keep One

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

Come help us make 2024's Grow One Keep One program the biggest success yet! The propagation of native flora remains a cornerstone of our stewardship mission.On March 22, you can help us fill our donated milk jugs with soil and seeds! Take two (or more) planted native seeds home with you and nurture the seedlings …

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Free

Water Quality Monitoring Training

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

Learn the basics of water quality monitoring and discover volunteer opportunities to support local waterways.

Free

Meadowbrook Monday – Envelope Party

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

We need your help addressing, folding, and stuffing envelopes!  We have lots of letters to send for our "Funding the Future" fundraising campaign, but it's easy work in the company of your fellow volunteers.  Let's get together on March 25th and help Shirley Heinze reach out.  It's true that many hands really do make for …

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Free

Volunteer Workday @ Ambler

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

The dense, ancient forest of Ambler Flatwoods is home to a multitude of native plant and animal species. We recently replaced a large section of the state-dedicated preserve's boardwalk system so that visitors can continue to safely appreciate the flatwoods ecosystem. Following up on this improvement, we've been taking out some invasive species along the …

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Free

Meadowbrook Monday

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

It's time to start hitting the trails, knocking back brambles and clearing small limbs for the increased hiking that'll come with warmer weather. Trail maintenance is a substantial part of Meadowbrook Monday and a great way to get some scenic views of this beautiful preserve. Looking down from the top of a ravine at the …

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Free

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party @ Meadowbrook

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

Stand in the shadow of the sun and moon in this total solar eclipse viewing party! ISO certified glasses will be provided for the first 100 attendees.

Free