Volunteer

WE’RE GEARING UP FOR FIELD SEASON!


Check this page regularly (or sign up for our volunteer emails) for work day schedules, unscheduled field work that will need to get done, volunteer application, descriptions of volunteer needs, and thoughts about working with your employee volunteer program.

Field season means fun stuff like trail maintenance, sign installation, property monitoring, and leading hikes and events.  If you have any of those skills, we need you!

If you’re interested in office organization systems, helping us host events, addressing and stamping envelopes (woo!), systematically tagging photos and the like, get a hold of us! We’d love to have you hang out in the office with us or to give you something to fidget with while you watch a movie at home!

The Chocolay Bayou Preservers are a team of volunteers who meet at the Chocolay River Brewing Company every three Thursdays at 5:30pm to organize around the needs of the Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve. Our next meeting is May 18th, followed by the June 8th, then the 29th…etc. Feel free to stop in and join us for a local brew and some Preserving!


Please email uplc@uplandconservancy.org if you are interested in joining our team of volunteers and continue to check this page for upcoming volunteer events.

Click here to fill out a volunteer profile

(complete with waivers! Hooray!) and turn it back in to us so that we are sure to get a hold of you when opportunities arise that you are interested in!

All times/dates are subject to change due to weather. RSVPs are highly recommended so that we can get a hold of you if times/meeting places change due to weather.

UPCOMING WORK DATES

Chocolay Bayou Boardwalk Building: For ALL Boardwalk work dates, Park at the Chocolay River Brewery and Restaurant (away from the building, please!) and walk along the SE edge of the preserve. PLEASE stay on the NW side of the power poles in order to remain on UPLC property! The work site is being staged down in the grassy opening near the Heritage Trail trail head.

Thursday, May 11th, 11 am

Saturday, May 13th 2pm

Vielmetti-Peters Race Course Preparation: 

Friday, May 19th, 9am. Bring a rake and loppers! We may need a Weed Whacker if you’ve got one?

Race Day Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, May 20th. 1:30-4ish.  We need help making this event a success! Can you stand on the course and make sure people make the correct turn? Can you help time? Set up the silent auction and dinner while racers are on course? Give Andrea a call at (906)225-8067 or email uplc@uplandconservancy.org to help out!

Gamber-Brisky Spring Trail Opening and Signing:

July 22. Meet at the UPLC office at 1 pm to carpool/caravan 1/2 hour to Preserve. Back around 5 pm. Bring rake, loppers, hammer. Have extra bench making materials laying around? Give us a call, let’s build a bench!

Vielmetti-Peters Trail Opening: 

TBD–Mid-June, depending on weather. Call or email to be on the volunteer call list!

Tory’s Woods Interpretive Sign Installation and Trail signing:

TBD, likely late summer or early fall. Signs are still in progress–got an eye for design? Let me know if you want to help edit!

Vielmetti-Peters Interpretive Sign Installation and Trail signing:

TBD, likely late summer or early fall. Signs are still in progress–got an eye for design? Let me know if you want to help edit! Funding for signs is being determined by spring trail race fundraiser on May 20th!