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Spring 2013 Volunteer Work Party Schedule
*For a map and directions to meeting places click here.
Training and tools provided. Dress for the weather; Long pants and closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Bring your own drinking water. Please arrive on-time as we will be walking from the meeting place to the work site. Groups are ok with advance notice. Work parties are canceled in case of rain/snow.
*Please note* volunteers under the age of 18 who plan to participate without a parent or guardian present must come with a liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
For more information, please contact: Bryn Scriver (email@example.com) phone: (608) 220-5560
Volunteers and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
We welcome your help to provide the care and stewardship that the Lakeshore Nature Preserve needs to flourish.
Volunteer opportunities vary with the seasons and with the types of projects being pursued in the field. Volunteers help keep the Preserve clean and healthy, improve biological diversity, prevent erosion, and provide well designed ways for people to experience its beauty.
Some volunteer activities are aimed at increasing our technical knowledge to improve the quality of our stewardship. Some are aimed at adding and maintaining infrastructures that will improve the effectiveness of our management. And many volunteer activities enhance our care of the land through hard work that enhances biological richness.
Perennial volunteer tasks
Some tasks need to be done every year. Sometimes they can be accomplished with a single event in which a sizable number of people participate; sometimes they involve repeated, ongoing efforts, day in and day out, by individuals or smaller groups.
Among these perennial volunteer contributions are:
Volunteers contribute to the Preserve as individuals, as members of community groups, as students in classes, as groups of friends or family members, as academic units, and so on. If you're part of a group that would like to get involved with the Preserve, contact Cathie Bruner, Field Manager Lakeshore Nature Preserve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special volunteer stewardship projects
If students arrange to work in the Preserve under the academic supervision of a faculty member, they may sometimes be able to obtain academic credit for such efforts. The Preserve has lately been having significant success with major restoration efforts led by graduate student project assistants, and is likely to pursue more such work in the future.
Among the volunteer efforts that can be pursued as special projects are:
Limitations on volunteer service
Volunteering is most successful when done on an organized basis and as approved by Preserve managers to support the Preserve's master plan and stewardship goals—while assuring volunteer safety at the same time.
Special arrangements need to be made in the following cases:
Call Bryn Scriver, Volunteer Coordinator at 220-5560 or e-mail email@example.com for details regarding scheduled work parties or opportunities to help with other activities listed above.
For more opportunities
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The best way to get started volunteering in the Preserve is to do so through events organized by the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve.