L-R Top: Lee Bach, Loren Schafer, Bob Ramirez; bottom: Zach Grycan. Photo by Kent Wolfe.

Volunteer Land Stewardship Days

Since mid-March NLI’s volunteer land stewardship days have been on hold due to the pandemic. However, as we gear up for the time when we can re-open our weekly and monthly volunteer days we want to encourage you to consider coming out and helping at one of the preserves soon.

Lee Bach, from the Wednesday Volunteer Crew at Nygren Wetland Preserve, says, “You never know what you’re going to do and learn. I have made new friends and had a lot of fun. Since I started a few years ago I have learned a lot like how to operate tools and equipment, names of plants and birds, and I even helped rebuild the barn office. I never did those kinds of things before I became a volunteer.”

Lee encourages anyone who has an interest in working outside to join him and the others and if you don’t know how to do something you can learn along the way.

If you’re not already on our email newsletter list send a message to info@naturalland.org to request that your name and email address be added to it so you are notified when the volunteer days start.

Where and when are the Volunteer Land Stewardship Days?

Burr Oak Valley Preserve: First Saturday (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and Every Thursday (9 a.m. – Noon); Silver Creek Woods Preserve: Third Saturday (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.); Nygren Wetland Preserve: Every Wednesday (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.); William & Gayle Keefer Reserve: Fourth Friday (9 a.m. – Noon); and days vary at Howard D. Colman Dells Nature Preserve.