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Public Volunteering

This volunteer option is for individuals or groups that would like to attend an open volunteer event, like Eco-Stewardship Work Days, without becoming a registered Blandford Nature Center volunteer.

Please keep in mind that while a Volunteer Application does not need to be completed, you will still be required to sign a Liability Waiver at these volunteer events.

Eco-Stewardship Work Days

Eco-Stewardship Work Days focuses on habitat restoration, trail maintenance, stream clean-up and removal of invasive species. Education is a key aspect with instruction not only on removal but also on identification of several native Michigan plant species and general ecology. Volunteers learn to identify and manage plants that may be growing in their communities and how those plants and their volunteer efforts impact their surrounding environment.

All Eco-Stewardship Workdays begin with invasive plant identification and ends with the removal of said invasive plant. Each work day lasts about 3 hours depending on tasks and weather.

2018 Eco-Stewardship Work Days Schedule

Saturday, January 13th, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, January 27th, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 5:30pm-8:00pm

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm
**Garlic Mustard-a-palooza***

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 from 5:30pm-8:00pm

Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 from 5:30pm-8:00pm