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. 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

Shoreview's Island Lake Elementary School's Pollinator Garden has undergone major renovation in recent years.

  • Location: 3555 Victoria St. N.
  • Meeting on: May 30 event cancelled due to rain.
  • Mailing list: The schedule changes according to what's needed, so it's best to be on the mailing list. Send your request to contact@bigriverbigwoods.org.
  • Ask for: Karen or Leanne.
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  • More details can be found by clicking "See all projects".

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

Roseville Public Library

The Children's Garden at the Ramsey County Library 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.

  • Location: 2180 North Hamline Ave
  • Meeting on: schedule to be determined
  • Length of session: 1 hr.
  • Ask for: Nicole Brinkman, Librarian
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  • More details can be found by clicking "See all projects".

sign says villa park, roseville

Villa Park Rain and Pollinator Gardens

Roseville’s Villa Park rain and pollinator gardens need tender loving care throughout the summer. Depending upon interest, we can schedule 1-3 events per month.

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  • Location:
  • 2055 Cohansey Boulevard
  • Roseville
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  • If interested, please email the project lead with times that work for you. Even one time is great!!!
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  • Contact Erica by emailing contact@bigriverbigwoods.org
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  • There is an option to adopt part of the rain garden and work on your own time after being trained on the existing native plants.