Restoration Work Party Volunteer
Become a SHADOW Steward!
Join SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve for hands-on learning, time outdoors, and discover how you can become a steward of the diverse habitats at the Nature Preserve!
Help SHADOW remove invasive weeds, plant native trees, and maintain our trail system. Restoration opportunities are available throughout the week and (most) Saturdays from 10am to 2pm at SHADOW’s Restoration Work Parties.
All you need are sturdy, closed-toed shoes, clothes for working outdoors, and a water bottle; SHADOW will provide tools and training. Please be advised that you may encounter mud and/or plants with thorns. Long pants are highly recommended.
Meet at SHADOW’s Education Center and enjoy coffee, tea, and light snacks while you mingle with other environmentally conscious volunteers. After a brief tour of our 5,000-year-old peat bog and a safety orientation, travel to a different section of the Nature Preserve each week to perform on-the-ground restoration.
Interested in volunteering but Saturday mornings don’t fit your schedule? Contact our Education & Restoration Manager, Emily to inquire about opportunities throughout the week!
Education & Restoration Manager
Upcoming Restoration Work Parties (Saturdays from 10am to 2pm):
- September 2 nd - Maintain the Boardwalk trail and Education Center
- September 9 th - No Restoration Work Party, join us for the 21 st Annual Frog Frolic (1pm to 5pm)
- September 23 rd
- October 14 th
- October 21 st
- October 28 th - Help us set up for Halloween in the Haunted Peat Bog
- November 4 th
- November 11 th
- November 18 th
- December 2 nd
- December 9 th - Last Restoration Work Party of the Year and Potluck!
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 12
- 4 hours per week