Garden of Reflection & Remembrance Volunteer

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UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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Join the University of Maryland's Arboretum and Botanical Garden to help care for the Garden of Reflection & Remembrance at the campus Chapel. Volunteers are needed during the week for a variety of gardening tasks, such as weeding, pruning, and raking. All tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers with work with Arboretum staff and interns. Bending and kneeling is required, as is a minimum commitment of one hour a week or four hours a month.

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About UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Location:

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, US

Mission Statement

The University of Maryland campus is an Arboretum and Botanical Garden that strives to be an instrument of horticultural distinction, landscape design and interpretation, and place-making reflecting the university’s education, research and service missions. The Arboretum and Botanical Garden incorporates the diverse heritage landscapes of the campus from its beginnings as an agricultural college founded in 1856 to its current urban setting befitting a distinguished research university. Through exemplary practices of environmental stewardship, horticulture and urban forestry, the Arboretum and Botanical Garden will enhance the campus’ aesthetic and promote awareness of conservation and preservation of our natural environment for the enrichment of the university community, the citizens of Maryland and our visitors.

Description

The University of Maryland, the state’s flagship campus, is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The American Association of Public Gardens, by designating the university as an arboretum and botanical garden in 2008, recognized our commitment to becoming a green campus. Maryland is also the first university in the state to be honored as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Campus inventory of over 8,000 trees, garden plantings and nearly 400 acres of undeveloped urban forest is a beautiful reminder of Maryland’s history and a harbinger of Maryland’s future. The university looks at the campus’ green space as a major resource for its educational, research and service missions.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Memorial Chapel7744 Regents DriveCollege Park, MD 20742

(38.98416,-76.9405)
 

SKILLS

  • Gardening
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • One hour a week or four hours a month

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