At this time the Big River Big Woods Board is considering ways our service projects might best be carried out with everyone’s health and safety in mind.  But it’s still possible to be volunteer!  Take a look at out our Volunteer Questionnaire and check off the opportunities that interest you.  Someone from the board will follow up with you.  Click here to visit the Volunteer Questionnaire.

Big River Big Woods sponsors a number of service projects. We invite anyone who is interested in helping restore native landscapes to donate time to one or all of these projects.

Come when you can and leave when you need to!

If you would like to volunteer for one or more of these service projects, send a note to contact@bigriverbigwoods.org and we will get back to you with the most up to date details.  Check this space for possible 2020 dates.

If you have suggestions for other projects in the East Twin Cities Metro area, please email us at contact@bigriverbigwoods.com.  Everyone is welcome!

A gravel path through a blooming flower garden.

Island Lake Elementary School​

3555 Victoria Street N

Check back later for 2020 dates.

This is a full-sun pollinator garden where you can see giant versions of native plants such as butterfly milkweed.

Visitors are welcome anytime.

Project leader

Karen Eckman

Four young people working on a project in a park.

Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom

1199 Midway Pkwy
St. Paul

Check back later for 2020 dates.

Our chapter adopted an area of the classroom to help build, restore, and maintain this unique wild learning space in our capital city.

Tasks include weeding invasives, picking up trash, reporting new growth, and planting natives.

Individuals or teams can work independently on their own hours and log their progress online.

Project leader

Judi Petkau

A stone path through a native plant garden with grasses and pink flowers.

Ramsey County Library—Roseville

2180 North Hamline Ave

Check back later for 2020 dates.

Join us to help with weeding, new plantings, and general maintenance.

This outdoor area is framed by natural plantings and includes a rain garden as well as a natural prairie. The garden is used frequently by families with young children who enjoy the fenced in area to safely play outdoors while visiting the library.

Bring gloves and hand tools if possible. Beginners and experts are welcome!

Project leader

Nicole Brinkman

Villa Park Rain Garden

2055 Cohansey Boulevard

We expect to have 2-3 events during the summer.

Roseville’s Lower Villa Park rain garden is in need of some tender loving care. Once a beautiful installation, it is now becoming over-run with grass, weeds, and woody in-growth. 

We expect to have 2-3 events during the summer to rejuvenate this and the other pollinator garden at the entrance to the park.  

If you are interested in volunteering for an event, please email Erica at contact@bigriverbigwoods.org to get on the mailing list.

Project Leader

Erica TenBroek