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Volunteer Opportunities

Indiana

Stewardship Workdays

The Nature Conservancy was built on the dedication of our members and volunteers. Today we still rely on the support of those who are interested in helping the environment and working with others who share their passion for nature. By contributing your time and skills, you will be making a huge difference on the natural communities we've vowed to protect and preserve. Join us and your fellow nature lovers for one our upcoming workdays:

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Fall Creek Gorge, Warren County
10am-2pm, Eastern Time
Garlic Mustard Pull
Contact Derek Luchik at dluchik@tnc.org

or (317) 626-0246 for more information or to RSVP.
 

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Kankakee Sands
9am-Noon, Central Time
Planting Native Plants at the Kankakee Sands Nursery
Contact Alyssa Nyberg at anyberg@tnc.org

or (317) 626-0246 for more information or to RSVP.
 

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Mosquito Creek Woods, Harrison County

9am-12:30pm, Eastern Time
Office cleanup, including; painting, pressure washing, mowing and

other odd jobs at our office property at Mosquito Creek Woods in

Harrison County. Appropriate gear includes: paint brushes, buckets,

gloves, water and lunch. We will also have tools available.

Contact Cassie Hauswald at chauswald@tnc.org or (812) 737-2087

for more information or to RSVP.

 

Thursday, June 11th, 2015
Mosquito Creek Woods, Harrison County

9am-12:30 pm, Eastern Time
Trail maintenance at our office property at Mosquito Creek Woods in

Harrison County. Appropriate gear includes: sturdy boots, gloves, water

and lunch as well as your preferred hand tools for trimming branches,

vines and shrubs from along the trail. We will also have tools available.

Contact Cassie Hauswald at chauswald@tnc.org or (812) 737-2087

for more information or to RSVP.

 

Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Kankakee Sands

9am-Noon, Central Time
Invasive Removal at Conrad Station Savanna. Target species include

white and yellow sweet clover and spotted knapweed.  Contact

Alyssa Nyberg at anyberg@tnc.org or (317) 626-0246 for more information

or to RSVP.
  

Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Kankakee Sands

9am-1pm, Central Time
Controlling Invasive Weeds. We will provide training, work gloves,

eye protection, and any other necessary protective gear. Some form

of work-boot (hiking or leather) is strongly recommended, along with

long pants and long sleeves. A hat to provide your own, personal patch

of shade is always a great idea as well! Work will be lightly to moderately

physically strenuous. Please contact Tony Capizzo by e-mail at

acapizzo@tnc.org or call (219) 285-2184 with questions or to R.S.V.P.

Meet at our Nature Conservancy Office located at 3294 N US 41, Morocco IN 47963.

 

Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Kankakee Sands

9am-1pm, Central Time
Controlling Invasive Weeds. We will provide training, work gloves,

eye protection, and any other necessary protective gear. Some form

of work-boot (hiking or leather) is strongly recommended, along with

long pants and long sleeves. A hat to provide your own, personal patch

of shade is always a great idea as well! Work will be lightly to moderately

physically strenuous. Please contact Tony Capizzo by e-mail at

acapizzo@tnc.org or call (219) 285-2184 with questions or to R.S.V.P.

Meet at our Nature Conservancy Office located at 3294 N US 41, Morocco IN 47963.

 

Saturday, September 12th, 2015
Kankakee Sands

9am-1pm, Central Time
Native plant seed harvest. No experience necessary. Fleece and wool

clothing is not recommended as it collects seeds. Feel free to bring your

lunch and have a picnic on the prairie or hike a trail at Kankakee Sands

after the workday. R. S.V.P.’s appreciated. Contact Alyssa Nyberg by email at

anyberg@tnc.org or call (219) 866-1706 for more information and to R.S.V.P. We

will begin the morning at the Kankakee Sands Native Plant nursery located

at 1492 W 250 N, Morocco, IN, 47963.

 

Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Kankakee Sands

9am-12pm, Central Time
Seed harvest and seed cleaning. No experience necessary. Fleece and wool

clothing is not recommended as it collects seeds, but costumes are! Feel free

to bring your lunch and have a picnic on the prairie or hike a trail at Kankakee Sands

(in costume!) after the workday. R. S.V.P.’s appreciated. Contact Alyssa Nyberg by email at

anyberg@tnc.orgor call (219) 866-1706 for more information and to R.S.V.P. We

will begin the morning at the Kankakee Sands Native Plant nursery located

at 1492 W 250 N, Morocco, IN, 47963. 


Ongoing Volunteer positions

Are you looking for a more permanent opportunity to share your time and talents with us? Check out these ongoing volunteer positions located in various areas around the state and fill out our volunteer application. If you don't see one that fits your interests and/or location, fill out the application anyways and indicate your preferences on location, time, skills, interests, etc. We'll work with you to find something that works for both of us!

Kankakee Sands
Southern Lake Michigan Rim

Butterfly Monitors: May-September
Butterflies are a key indicator of the health of our prized, remnant ecosystems, like the globally rare dune and swale ecosystem, found in northern Lake County, Indiana, in the Tolleston Strand Plain. To help track butterfly populations in various remnant natural areas, the Southern Lake Michigan Rim Project Office is annually in need of monitors from May through September to weekly collect data on the same route. No experience is required but you will need to attend one of the annual training events. If you would like to learn more, listen to John Henry Drake, Regional Ecologist at the Indiana Chapter, on a replay of an internet radio interview conducted in January 2013. For more information or to sign up, contact John Henry Drake.
 


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Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in how The Nature Conservancy in Indiana works? Interns will have the opportunity to visit select Conservancy nature preserves and to interact with a variety of staff, including administrative, land acquisition, and conservation staff.

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