Service Project Opportunities

Individual and group ongoing and short-term opportunities are available for a variety of ages and skills.

Ongoing Opportunities

Adopt a Woodlot 

Forests provide food and habitat for wildlife, provide clean water, and remove air pollution. However, these important areas are being compromised by invasive species. Help Three Rivers Natural Resources staff suppress and remove invasive plant species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard, and exotic honeysuckle by adopting a woodlot. 

This group volunteer opportunity is a two-year commitment. Groups are expected to schedule at least two removal events each year, between April and October. To get started, interested groups should review the instructions and complete the application form and submit it to the Volunteer Office.

Adopt a Garden

Help keep the gardens and landscape areas around Three Rivers looking beautiful. The horticulture staff appreciates the help volunteers provide by weeding and cleaning up these important areas at the parks. 

This group volunteer opportunity is a two-year commitment. Groups are asked to schedule at least two clean up sessions per month between April 15 and October 15. To get started, interested groups should review the instructions and look at the list of available gardens. Then groups can complete the application form and submit it to the Volunteer Office.

Adopt a Trail

With more than 145 miles of regional trails, volunteers are a vital part of the trail maintenance team. Through the Adopt A Trail program, groups of volunteers provide clean-up along a designated section of a trail, including on the trail itself, the trail shoulder, ditch and the taller vegetation beyond the trail.

This group volunteer opportunity is a two-year commitment. Groups are asked to schedule at least two clean up sessions between April 1 and November 14. Interested groups should review the instructions and look at a list of available trails. Then groups can complete the application form and submit it to the Volunteer Office.

Short-term Opportunities

Seasonal Service Projects

Groups or individuals seeking service projects to benefit the environment should consider the following possibilities:

Rapid Response & Early Detection Team for Invasives (R²ED) 
Email missy.anderson@threeriversparks.org for more information.  

Invasive Blitz Events
These are announced on the Natural Resources Facebook Page

Upcoming Service Projects and Events

Gale Woods Farm Projects: Spring-Fall. For middle school age and older. Email hana.blissett@threeriversparks.org for more information.

Global Youth Service Day: April 20–22, 2018

Garlic Mustard Pull: May 2018

Prairie Seed Collection: Summer–Fall

Buckthorn Removal: October/November

Events

Volunteers are needed to help with registration, activities, water stops and more.

Contact Us

For more information, call 763.559.6706 or email volunteer@threeriversparks.org. Keep track of all the available volunteering opportunities with our current newsletter.