Volunteer for one of our Service Projects
Big River Big Woods sponsors three service projects. We invite anyone who is interested in helping restore native landscapes to donate some time to one or all of these projects. These projects are up and running but you might want to check with project coordinators for any last minute schedule changes.
Roseville Library Children’s Butterfly Garden
2180 North Hamline Avenue, Roseville
Schedule (Rain or shine):
Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Bring gloves and hand tools if possible. Beginners and experts are welcome!
Nicole Brinkman, 651-724-6032, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, download the flyer.
Island Lake Elementary Native Garden
Island Lake Elementary School, 3555 Victoria Street N, Shoreview
July Schedule (Rain or shine – except lightning):
Thursdays, July 19 and 26, and Saturdays, July 21 and 28.
Anytime between 9 and 11. Even an hour makes a difference.
Come when you can and leave when you need to.
Contact Karen to confirm specific date and time as weather and other factors can affect the schedule.
Visitors are welcome anytime. This is a full sun pollinator garden where you can see giant versions of some full sun natives. e.g. Butterfly milkweed.
Karen Eckman, home – 651-483-8460, cell – 651-260-8534, email@example.com.
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
1199 Midway Pkwy, St. Paul
Members of Big River Big Woods have adopted an area of the Classroom and have become regular EcoStewards. EcoStewards work from May to early October and help to build this unique wild learning space in our capital city.
Being an EcoSteward is a volunteer position with St Paul Parks & Recreation focused on restoration and maintenance of CWOC. Interested volunteers will be trained and directed to work on an assigned parcel of CWOC. EcoStewards (or teams) can work on their own hours, independently and log their progress online. Tasks include weeding invasives, picking up trash, reporting new growth, and planting natives.
Watch this space and the calendar for future scheduled volunteer days at Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom. Contact the Project Leader if you need more information.
Judi Petkau, 612-578-7385.
If you have suggestions for other projects in the East Twin Cities Metro area please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if an evening gardening time would work better for you and which day and time. Everyone welcome!