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 us to inquire about opportunities throughout the week!
Upcoming Restoration Work Parties (Saturdays from 10am to 2pm):
- 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!
- Outdoor Recreation
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Restoration Work Parties are 4 hours (10am to 2pm)
- Contact us if you have any concerns about completing work outdoors!