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Group in front of Native Plant Garden at Meadowrbook

Meadowbrook Mondays – Drop in Volunteering

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

Meadowbrook Mondays – Drop in Volunteering

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

Volunteers at Meadowbrook

Meadowbrook Mondays – Drop in Volunteering

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

Seed Collecting at the Great Marsh

The Great Marsh is a unique wetland habitat that helps to slow and purify water before it enters Lake Michigan, assisted in part by the specialized plants of the marsh. As part of our continuing restoration efforts, we need your help to collect the seeds of various wetland plants.

Close Up of Glass Lizard's Head

The Secretive Legless Lizard

By Evan Kaiafas The sand prairie regions of Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois are filled with an incredible diversity of reptiles and amphibians. Many of these species are what I like to call “sand specialists” because, through evolution, they have become perfectly equipped to deal with the unique conditions of a sand prairie ecosystem. These …

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