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Volunteer Opportunities

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Adopt-A-Trail & Preserve Steward Training

   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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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Meadowbrook Monday

Meadowbrook Monday Seed Cleaning Social Indoor Volunteer Event Join on Meadowbrook Monday February 20th  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 …

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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Become a Volunteer Naturalist Hike Leader

Get trained in leading hikes for Shirley Heinze Land Trust!

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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Meadowbrook Monday- Grow One Keep One Prep

Grow One Keep One Prep 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. Kick off the growing season at Meadowbrook Monday, March 6th, between 9 am-noon. We will be preparing for the Grow One …

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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Grow One Keep One

Grow One Keep One Want to help our pollinators?  Want to improve biodiversity in your yard and help restore Meadowbrook Nature Preserve? Participate in the 2023 Grow One Keep One (GOKO) program! Drop-in on March 13, 2023 8:00am - 7:00pm CT ALL AGES WELCOME It's simple and nearly maintenance-free.  Plant two milk jugs of native …

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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Water Quality Monitoring Training

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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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Volunteer

Join Us

Shirley Heinze Land Trust has protected more than 2,800 acres across six counties in northwestern Indiana, from endangered dune and swale in Lake County to the kettle lakes of St. Joseph County. Whether you’re interested in volunteer opportunities to help us remove invasive species, lead hikes or assist in fundraising activities, we would love to have your help!

Stewardship

If your ideal day at the office involves a healthy dose of fresh air, join our Stewardship team’s efforts to restore and maintain the Shirley Heinze Land Trust’s many nature preserves.

Education & Outreach

Bring your passions for people and nature together to help us create and deliver programs that engage and educate people about the conservation work that the Shirley Heinze Land Trust does.

Fundraising

From donor outreach to helping to make our Spring Benefit is a success, your efforts can play a vital role in this critical area of the organization.

Marketing

Help us tell the Shirley Heinze Land Trust story! If you have a way with words, a knack for social media, or a photographer’s eye, we would love to have you join us.

Administrative Operations

If you’re looking to help us “behind the scenes,” your knack for administrative coordination, data management, or clerical work will help us keep the organization running smoothly.

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Take five minutes and complete a volunteer application, email us at volunteer@heinzetrust.org, or call us at (219) 242-8558.
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