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
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
Earth Day 2018
Join us for Earth Day 2018 on Saturday, April 21st! We are looking for some volunteers to help us complete various projects across our 264 acres that get us ready for spring programs and happenings around Blandford Nature Center.