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Volunteers planting native speicies.

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020
  • 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
  • Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens
  • FREE

We are happy to be approved to offer outdoor service experiences for Calvin students, staff and faculty this fall. Without the ability to host community volunteers, we will greatly appreciate your assistance. No experience is necessary; we provide simple training.

Native Plant Propogation

Join us as we collect and process native seeds for our annual plant sale and restoration projects, and plant natives and remove weeds in Venema Gardens.

TIME:  2 - 5 pm (rain or shine - if it rains we will process seeds indoors)
WHERE: Check in at the Bunker Interpretive Center entrance
Registration REQUIRED: Opportunities are limited to enable social distancing, so please contact Dena Baker (Native Plant Propagation Intern) at dmb47@students.calvin.edu before attending. You are welcome to come late or leave early as your schedule allows, just let Dena know your availability so she can greet you when you arrive.
Be prepared: Please bring a water bottle and mask. Dress in layers for the weather. Tools are provided but bring your own work gloves if you prefer. Restrooms, water and hand sanitizer will be available.

Preserve Stewardship

Join us as we remove invasive species, maintain the trails, and plant natives and remove weeds in restoration areas.

TIME:  1 - 4 pm
WHERE: Check in at the Gardeners Cottage in Venema Plaza & Gardens (opposite the Bunker Interpretive Center)
Registration REQUIRED: Opportunities are limited to enable social distancing, so please contact Jen Howell (Land Manager) at jlh89@calvin.edu or (616) 526-2576 before attending. You are welcome to come late or leave early as your schedule allows, just let Jen know your availability so she can greet you when you arrive.
Be prepared: Please bring a water bottle and mask. Dress in layers for the weather. Long pants/sleeves and closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Tools are provided but bring your own work gloves if you prefer. Restrooms, water and hand sanitizer will be available.

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