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:
Friday, May 6, 2016; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Eastern Time
Fall Creek Gorge, Warren County
Saturday, May 14, 2016; 9 am - Noon, Central Time
Kankakee Sands, Newton County
Planting Native Plants at Kankakee Sands Nursery: Join us for a fun morning of planting our potted greenhouse plants into the great, wide open of our outdoor native plant nursery. There will be plenty of activities for all ages and abilities, from taking small plants out of pots to digging holes, planting, and restacking pots. Many hands are desirable for this busy workday of planting 2,000+ plants. (Wow!) No experience necessary. 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. Email Alyssa Nyberg 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.
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!
- Herbarium Volunteer
- Greenhouse volunteer
- Animal & Insect Check-List Volunteer
- Stewardship Volunteer
- Trail Steward Volunteer
- Water Level Monitor Volunteer
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.
Be a Digital Volunteer!
Can't join us in person? Here are some other ways to help.
- Run with Team Nature to benefit The Nature Conservancy. Sign up for TeamNature on crowdwise.
- Be a part of our global community and join our Great Places Network to get monthly e-news.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts with your friends!
- Share your photos and videos using #LiveNature to show your love of the Earth!
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.