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Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Workday @ Hildebrand Lake

Girl Scouts work on widening the trail at Hildebrand during a recent volunteer workday. As Shirley Heinze has developed Hildebrand Lake into a preserve the public can enjoy, we've enlisted the help of local industry and Girl Scouts. Now we're asking for the help of our regular volunteer corps. As with many of our properties, …

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8151 S. 125 West, 8151 W. 125 South
La Porte, IN United States
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Grow One Keep One Dropoff @ Meadowbrook

The seedlings sprouted by this year's Grow One Keep One program will soon be ready to transplant! After you've decided which half of your milk jugs to keep, bring the other half by on Monday, June 3rd. We'll stage them for transplanting on the 24th. Remember that some seeds may not have sprouted this season, …

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

With summer fast approaching, there's plenty of work to be done at this beautiful preserve along the Valparaiso Moraine. Garlic mustard season is almost past us, but there will be other invasive work to undertake, along with weeding and trail maintenance. The foliage in the forest and on the trails has filled in fast! We're …

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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 Transplant

The seedlings sprouted by this year's Grow One Keep One program are now tall enough to leave their milk jug greenhouses! Join us on Monday, June 24th to help transplant them into flats, where they will continue to grow and thrive until the plugs are ready to be planted in the autumn. Transplanted native seedlings …

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