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Get Involved: Current Volunteer Opportunities

Spring is coming and with its arrival comes many opportunities here at the Ecosystem Preserve for you to get your hands dirty! Volunteering is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, learn more about native plants and meet like-minded friends! This spring, we have two opportunities to learn and serve each week.

Mondays: Greenhouse Work Days

Volunteers will mix soil, transplant native plant seedlings and plugs into pots, weed, and number plant sale tags in preparation for our native plant sale.

WHEN:    March 12 – May 21, on Mondays at 1–3 p.m.
WHERE:  Lake Drive Greenhouse, at 3770 Lake Drive SE, GR 49546. The house is on the south side of the road; the address is on a white mailbox. You can see the greenhouse at the end of the driveway.
WHAT TO BRING:  Dress in layers as the greenhouse can be warm. Some days we will also be working outside, so dress for the weather. Bring a water bottle and work gloves if you use them.
WORKDAY LEADER:  Jeanette Henderson

Tuesdays: Stewardship Work Days

Volunteers will control invasive species to help staff prepare for the native garden project, increase site biodiversity by introducing native plants, and maintain hiking trails.

WHEN:    March 6-27 & April 10–May 22, on Tuesdays at 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
WHERE:  Bunker Interpretive Center
WHAT TO BRING:  Suncreen, hat, long pants/sleeves, and closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Bring a water bottle and work gloves if you use them.

Can't make it to these volunteer activities? Consider other ways in which you can get involved at the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve.