Watershed heroes like you help us implement hands-on restoration throughout the watershed each season. Contact us to be added to our mailing list of active volunteers called on in times of opportunity!

Fall and spring events

Combining education with restoration work, we gather with many watershed folk twice a year to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Dates are posted as events on our Facebook page and website. Past events have included planting rain gardens and trees, storm drain labeling, transplanting at the greenhouse, and removing invasive species to protect natural areas. This past Spring Event was all about floodplain restoration. Join our newsletter emailing list for invites to our annual events and other updates.

Greenhouse transplanting parties

Throughout the spring and summer groups and individuals are invited to come help propagate the thousands of native plants needed for the restoration projects throughout the watershed. Volunteers like Kathy Harwood have transplanted with us for years providing needed support and smiles. You can check out our open volunteer times and sign up with us here.

Projects

Each year, we undertake projects ranging frrom small residential curb-cut rain gardens to large parkinglot bioswales and floodplain restorations. There are tens of thousands of plants that go into the ground each Spring-Fall, and we need volunteers to make it all happen! At this time of year, we have wrapped up most of our field work and are now focusing our energy on the greenhouse, consolidating plants and preparing them for winter so we can plant them as more-robust plants in next year's projects. You can read more about all of our ongoing and past projects here.

Groups

You bring the people, we’ll bring the activity. Places of worship, schools, neighborhood organizations, businesses, or any group can join in service for the watershed, while learning more and making memories together. To set up a learning-volunteering experience with us, contact us at plastercreekstewards@calvin.edu.