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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.

Volunteer! World Cleanup Day

Help us "Cleanup" our preserves, parking lots, trails, and borders with 15 minutes of litter pickup to celebrate World Cleanup Day!

Winter Tree ID Virtual Workshop

Zoom

Learn how to identify trees, even when all their leaves have long fallen off. Join this free webinar to gain skills that can be used all year long!

Free

Get to Know: Lydick Bog

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

Learn about the bog and all its history with a local expert while getting a firsthand look at the new Lydick Bog boardwalk.

Free

Early Spring Birding Hike

Support Shirley Heinze Land Trust in preserving natural lands and waters in northwestern Indiana by attending our annual Walks With Shirley and Friends hiking series. These guided hikes are held at a variety of outstanding habitats across northwestern Indiana. Attendees will gain a wealth of knowledge from a variety of expert hike leaders in groups of 15 or fewer.

Spring Into Wildflowers

Support Shirley Heinze Land Trust in preserving natural lands and waters in northwestern Indiana by attending our annual Walks With Shirley and Friends hiking series. These guided hikes are held at a variety of outstanding habitats across northwestern Indiana. Attendees will gain a wealth of knowledge from a variety of expert hike leaders in groups of 15 or fewer.

Free

Rare Plants of the Tefft Savanna

Support Shirley Heinze Land Trust in preserving natural lands and waters in northwestern Indiana by attending our annual Walks With Shirley and Friends hiking series. These guided hikes are held at a variety of outstanding habitats across northwestern Indiana. Attendees will gain a wealth of knowledge from a variety of expert hike leaders in groups of 15 or fewer.

Community Hike @ Meadowbrook

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

Learn all about the Valparaiso Moraine, our connection to the Lake Michigan Watershed, and the changing of the seasons on Saturday, November 19 starting at 10am. We will meet under the pavilion at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, just north of the parking lot. Our Programs Coordinator, Mari Patis, will lead you through the many trails that …

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Free

Community Hike @ Meadowbrook

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

Explore Meadowbrook Nature Preserve and its many habitat types. Learn about the history of the Valparaiso Moraine and our conservation efforts at Shirley Heinze.

Free

Annual Volunteer Opportunities Call Out

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

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 …

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Free

VOLUNTEER! Seed Collection @ Beverly Shores

Beverly Shores Project Area Beverly Shores, IN, United States

Make a difference in the restoration efforts of Shirley Heinze Land Trust by collecting the seeds of common fox sedge (Carex stipata) at our Beverly Shores Project Area!

Free