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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! Great Rattlesnake (Manna Grass) Roundup

Great Marsh - Beverly Shores - Lagoni Trail 500 E Bellevue Ave, Beverly Shores, IN, United States

Help identify key features and best practices for collecting/handling Rattlesnake Manna Grass (Glyceria Canadensis) at Beverly Shores Great Marsh

Free

Volunteer! Great Rattlesnake (Manna Grass) Roundup

Great Marsh - Beverly Shores - Lagoni Trail 500 E Bellevue Ave, Beverly Shores, IN, United States

This season the marsh has blessed us with a bumper crop of this easy-to-collect seed, and staff would like to harvest as much of it as possible.

Free

Volunteer! Meadowbrook Monday

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

Join us on the first and third Monday of every month as we work on a variety of projects at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve to improve and beautify the preserve.

Free

Seed Cleaning Social

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

Seed Cleaning Social Indoor Volunteer Event On Monday December 12th 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 …

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Free

Meadowbrook Monday – Sprucing Up the Pavilion

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

Join us September 18th as we spruce up the new pavilion!  The pavilion at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve has become a focal point for ecological education and activities around the region.  Although it was constructed a year ago, it requires occasional maintenance to retain its neat, rustic elegance.  You can take part in its upkeep by …

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Free

Meadowbrook Monday – Native Plug Planting

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

Join us October 16th as we plant the remaining plugs from our Grow One Keep One program. We'll be planting the goldenrod and other native species out in the meadow adjacent to the old Girl Scouts campground. Flats and pots full of native flora from this year's Grow One Keep One program wait to be …

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Free