Event Description: Join staff in weeding and maintaining the bio-retention area and/or planted bed areas at Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve.
Volunteer Duties: We will be using our hands, shovels, and loppers to remove weeds, we will be using wheel barrows to dispose of them, and we will be mulching the area as well.
Volunteer Impact: Weeds and invasive species out-compete the native plants that were planted in our flower beds and retention areas. This destroys the aesthetic and wildlife value of our planted beds and they reduce the efficiency of our bio-retention areas. By removing these problem plants we are giving our native species a chance to grow and we are keeping the Preserve beautiful.
Work Environment: We will be working outside on uneven ground as we pull and remove weeds from the the bio-retention area. There is a restroom on site (about 300 yards away). There may be contact with snakes and bugs. The work that we are doing will be physically demanding.
Volunteer Requirements: Pre-registration is required. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to volunteer. Everyone who volunteers must sign a release form. If anyone is under the age of 18, then a parent or guardian must sign their form as well. Volunteers under 16 years old will be required to have an adult on site during the entire event.
Other Instructions: Please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy close-toed shoes and clothing you can get dirty. We will supply the tools and work-gloves.
COVID-19 Policy: Volunteers and staff must follow the COVID-19 policies below so that projects are safe for everyone.
Social distancing must be practiced (6-feet between individuals)
Individuals must participate in infrared temperature checks upon arrival
Everyone must wear a face mask or face shield (not provided)
State, federal, and local mandates must be followed
If you have been out of state two weeks prior to the event, please do not register
Group Registration Information: Registration as a volunteer is first come, first served. A group leader must email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. All groups will be required to provide a list of names and emails for their volunteers.
Per department policy, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed/ suggested community service hours.
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