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MLK National Day of Service

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

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 …

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Adopt-A-Trail & Preserve Steward Training

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

   Adopt-A-Trail AND Preserve Steward Training Join our Adopt-A-Trail and Preserve Steward training session, held on February 15th from 4pm-5pm. Today, more than 3,000 acres across Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph, and Marshall counties are permanently protected. With a total of 17 conservation areas in Northwest Indiana, Shirley Heinze is in search for volunteers that …

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Become a Volunteer Naturalist Hike Leader

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

Get trained in leading hikes for Shirley Heinze Land Trust!

Free

CANCELLED: Meadowbrook Monday: Invest in Our Planet

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

Join us for drop-in volunteering at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve! No prior experience or training required: everyone is welcome to help us restore and beautify the preserve!

Free

Water Quality Monitoring Training

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

H 2 Oh No! On Saturday March 25th, join our free Water Quality Monitoring Training Program and learn how to test local water quality in the Little Calumet River-Galien watershed. By becoming a water quality volunteer, you will play a crucial role in helping to collect waterway data in Northwestern Indiana. Clean local waterways means …

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Garlic Mustard Pull @ Lydick Bog

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

Get rid of garlic mustard, a highly invasive plant, and lend a hand to one of our most biodiverse nature preserves!

Free

Volunteer! Spring Benefit Prep

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

Help us get ready for the Annual Spring Benefit, our biggest fundraising event of the year!

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!

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Brats & Brews Volunteer Appreciation Event

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

Join us at Meadowbrook Pavilion as we recognize YOU and all your hard work this past year.  We'll celebrate our dedicated volunteers with a cookout and a variety of food and drink options.  Vegetarian options will be available!   RSVP to save your spot!

Free

Volunteer Workday @ Ambler Flatwoods, Part III

Calling all Woody Warriors! Join us for the third installment of our invasive species removal at this unique and captivating preserve! The dense, ancient forest of Ambler Flatwoods is home to a multitude of native plant and animal species. We just replaced a large section of the state-dedicated preserve's boardwalk system so that visitors can …

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