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IT’S FIELD SEASON!

Come work outside with us! 

Summer Volunteer Activities
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RSVPs deeply appreciated but not necessary unless specified

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RESCHEDULED:
Tory’s Woods Trail Tending

Trail Tending Thursday will be on Friday this week due to weather!
(Usually) Every Third Thursday from 4-6:30, locations vary

Each month we invite you to come out with us to hike on a different trail – this month it will be at Tory’s Woods – and make sure it is safe and in good shape for use by the community. We think of it as a trail check-up! We’ll put in a few good hours to making sure the pathways are clean and clear and that information is clearly visible at trail-heads. Bring your favorite trail tools–rakes will be a big one this week! shovel, loppers, weed whacker, hammer and nails, etc. If you can’t get there right at 4, no worries, get there when you can and start down the trail, we’ll leave signs for you about where we’re headed.

Prior to each month, we’ll send out a details email to our volunteers email list–make sure you sign up for that list by clicking here and make sure that “volunteering” is selected in your interests!

Tory’s Woods Boardwalk Building

Week of August 5, details TBD

Tory’s Woods is an incredible sanctuary and we are thrilled to be nearing completion of our trail projects out there. The big project now is to install a wetland protection crossing on the south loop. We have the plans drawn up and will now need your help to prepare the area and the supplies and come out with us and get mucky to install the boardwalk!

If you’re interested in this project, please contact Andrea directly by responding to this email or calling the office. We’ll be in contact with you to discuss timing and details once we have our crew together!

The picture above is from the Chocolay Bayou, and, while the job at Tory’s Woods is not THAT size of a job…it’s a nice picture, eh?

Indian Lake Volunteer Day!
Saturday, August 3th All day–email for times and carpooling

I can’t begin to contain my excitement about this project.

We’ve recently acquired an additional 154 acres which expand our Indian Lake Complex–and the new acquisition is going to make public access to this gorgeous wilderness area a whole lot better! Join us as we build in the new trails, install early directional signage, and prep the trail in advance of our introductory hike on August 31st!

If you’re interested in this project, please contact Andrea directly by responding to this email or calling the office. We’ll be in contact with you to discuss timing and details once we have our crew together!

Looking for volunteer projects for your group, friends, co-workers, or your self?

Give us a call–there’s more work to be done, and we’d love to work with you!

Some ideas for creative volunteering: 

  • Adopt a trail system with your group: Pledge to come out on a monthly or quarterly (or whatever) basis to walk the full trail system and make sure that it’s clean, safe, and in good repair for other visitors. We’ll train you in on our procedures and may have some supplies for you!
  • Call us up for a special work day: You have a youth group, a staff bonding day, etc? You betcha we have a project for you all. Like I said, all kinds of work to be done out there, and we can get more of it done in less time with you help.
  • Join a committee: You or a group! Four committees each meet once a month, all on Tuesdays at 7 pm
    • First Tuesday of the month: fundraising and outreach
    • Second Tuesday of the month: Board Meetings
    • Third Tuesdays: Finances and Fun–this one’s at 5:30!
    • Fourth Tuesdays: Stewardship, acquisitions and planning trails, etc.
  • Looking to volunteer your skills for personal growth? We’re likely able to help with that, too! We need folks with web skills, database design, editing, consulting,  trail building…you name it. Just give me a call and I’ll see how we can mutually benefit one another.

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