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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 @ 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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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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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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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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Meadowbrook Monday

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

This week, we'll continue working on 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. Volunteers Jack Buinicki and Barb Homme help clean up …

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2024 Spring Benefit Volunteer Effort

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

Attendees enjoy the ambiance at Urschel Pavilion during last year's Spring Benefit. You can help make our biggest fundraising event of the year a success by helping staff get ready for our Annual Spring Benefit! The main focus of our efforts will be to roll a vast amount of bamboo silverware into cloth napkins for …

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Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook

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

As ephemerals bloom, shoots sprout, and foliage emerges, we have plenty of work to do to keep up with. You can help us with some of the gardening chores! We'll be raking the detritus from last year's growth in the native garden and weeding the parking lot island. Help us keep the area around our …

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Volunteer Workday @ Meadowbrook

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

Garlic mustard grows on a ravine slope this spring at Meadowbrook. Meadowbrook Nature Preserve has some of the prettiest views in the Region, but aggressive and invasive garlic mustard has cropped up in many areas along the trails and brush needs to be pulled.  It's a great way to get an intimate look at the …

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Meadowbrook Monday

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

Our continuing Meadowbrook Monday engagements encompass all manner of volunteer work, from trail maintenance and invasive species control to cleaning seeds and addressing envelopes for fundraising campaigns. It's a great way to help us with important stewardship goals, and meet like-minded people in the process! Meadowbrook Monday continues to be a popular regular event among …

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