We are so grateful for our volunteers! Whether you have helped to pick up garbage, transplant seedlings or spray invasive plants, we truly appreciate the time and energy you have put towards creating prairies and maintaining savannas at Kankakee Sands. Last year, volunteers gave us more than 850 hours of their time and effort at Kankakee Sands! Amazing! Thank you for volunteering and for your friendship, we look forward to seeing you at the upcoming volunteer opportunities:
Thursday Mornings at Kankakee Sands
We invite volunteers to join our Kankakee Sands work in Indiana and Illinois from 9 am to 11 am on Thursdays through the end November. Activities will change with the seasons and may include seed collection, seed cleaning, invasive species removal, garbage clean-up, etc.
We have family-friendly volunteer workdays scheduled on the second Saturday of each month from 9 am to noon. Join us!
Saturday, May 14, 2016; 9 am to noon, Central Time
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.
We also have several long-term volunteer positions available. These positions are for committed individuals able to work regularly and independently throughout the year. Click on the name of each for a position description:
- Administrative Volunteer
- Greenhouse Volunteer
- Herbarium Volunteer
- Stewardship Volunteer
- Trail Steward
- Water Level Monitor