Volunteer


Big River Big Woods sponsors three 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.

A gravel path through a blooming flower garden.

Island Lake Elementary School

3555 Victoria Street N Shoreview

2019 dates coming soon!

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

2019 dates coming soon!

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
Roseville

2019 dates coming soon!

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

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