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Field Trips and Events



Though most of these events are open to the public, some may only be for Conservancy members. Please call 317-951-8818 if you have questions regarding an event. We hope to see you soon!

Information on our volunteer stewardship workdays is also listed on our volunteer webpage.

Special Events

  • Wetland Workshop

    Douglas Woods Nature Preserve
    June 04, 2015

    Interested in creating a wetland on your land? Wetlands provide habitat for wildlife, clean water, and beautiful scenery. Come and see restored wetlands created by The Nature Conservancy at the Douglas Woods Nature Preserve near Hamilton, and find out how you can do ... Learn more

  • Volunteer Workday- Invasive Removal at Kankakee Sands

    Kankakee Sands Preserve
    June 13, 2015

    This will be the first of our summer invasive-focused workdays. We’ll start out with a bang by working in Kankakee Sands’ first restored prairie: the 1997 planting at Conrad Station Savanna. Our primary target species will be white and yellow sweet clover... Learn more

  • Volunteer Workday- Seed Harvest and Cleaning at Kankakee Sands

    Kankakee Sands Preserve
    November 14, 2015

    We’ll begin our winter work-day series in Unit G, working again this winter in our oak & honey locust savannas in the eastern part of the unit. With all the great work that’s gone into these areas over the years, it looks like this will likely be our ... Learn more

  • Volunteer Workday- Seed Harvesting and Cleaning at Kankakee Sands

    Kankakee Sands Preserve
    October 10, 2015

    Enjoy the orange and gold colors of the prairie during this workday of collecting seeds and cleaning seeds. There will be seed harvesting activities in the beds of the nursery, and seed cleaning activities in the shade of the pole barn. Fun for all, that’s our ... Learn more

  • Volunteer Workday- Invasive Control at Kankakee Sands

    Kankakee Sands Preserve
    August 08, 2015

    For the third and final summer invasive workday, we’ll focus on the 2005 planting of Unit F. The northern part of the unit is dry prairie and has been invaded by the non-native common mullein. Unlike July’s workday, pulling mullein is actually quite fun: ... Learn more

  • Volunteer Workday-  Invasive Control at Kankakee Sands

    Kankakee Sands Preserve
    July 11, 2015

    For our July workday we will be working in our 1999 planting of Unit G. As many of you know, Unit G is home to our patch-burn grazing project, in which we utilize a combination of prescribed fire and cattle grazing to meet our restoration objectives for this unit. Al... Learn more

  • Volunteer Workday- Trail Maintenance at Mosquito Creek Woods

    Mosquito Creek Woods, Harrison County
    June 11, 2015

    This volunteer workday will be focused on trail maintenance at our office property at Mosquito Creek Woods in Harrison County. The workday will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appropriate gear includes: sturdy boots, gloves, water and lunch as well as your preferred... Learn more

  • Volunteer Workday- Native Plant Seed Harvest at Kankakee Sands

    Kankakee Sands Preserve
    September 12, 2015

    With over 150 native plants to collect seed from, we could use your help! During this workday, we will be collecting the seed from at least 5 different flower and grass species for use in our upcoming restoration plantings. And while we are collecting, there’s ... Learn more

  • DuPont Natural Area Hike

    DuPont Natural Area
    June 13, 2015

    Emily Stork, IN DNR's Grand Calumet regional ecologist, and Susan Mihalo, TNC Conservation Coordinator, will be guiding a hike at DuPont Natural Area in northern Indiana.  The hike is free, but registration is required.  For more information or to register,... Learn more

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.


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