TNC- Ohio Tend Native Plant Welcome Garden

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ORGANIZATION: The Nature Conservancy in Ohio

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First Impressions of preserves is very important to the overall experience visitors have. Native plant welcome gardens will be the first thing that people see when visiting the Grand River Conservation Campus, Bissell Nature Center, and Kitty Todd Preserve. These gardens serve as an educational tool to help preserve visitors to learn to identify and appreciate the diversity of native plants that exists in the region. This position requires volunteers to stoop, kneel, and get dirty while removing weeds from the gardens and transplanting native plants between beds.

· What you can expect to work on: removing weeds and non-native plants from the demo garden area, planting of new plugs/shrubs, clearing plant debris, mulching and watering as necessary.

· Region: Northwest Ohio- Kitty Todd Preserve & Northeast Ohio- Bissell Nature Center

· Time Commitment: 2 hours/week, March - October

· Who would you report to: Angela Burke and/or regional preserve staff or lead Staff Volunteer

· Training required: Native Plant identification and gardening skills including invasive/weedy plant ID/removal. Perfect for any Certified Naturalist or Master gardener.

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About The Nature Conservancy in Ohio


6375 Riverside Drive, Suite 100, Dublin, OH 43017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. For almost 60 years, we’ve been working in Ohio to do just that.


The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide - and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally.

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Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


3973 Callender RoadRock Creek, OH 44084



  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • ANY is appreciated
  • Must be familiar with native plants and weeds

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