The Nature Conservancy depends heavily on the efforts of volunteers like you to make our conservation efforts successful.
Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn more about your natural world.
Platte River Prairie Winter Work Days for 2015-2016
We will use this time to remove invasive trees from our prairies using loppers, hand saws, and herbicide. Please note that we will now be starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending at noon. If the predicted temperature is below zero (including wind chill) we will cancel the work day. A confirmation email will be sent out 1-2 days before each event. Coffee and hot chocolate will be available before we start!
Dates: Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 5
Where: TNC's Derr House, 13650 South Platte River Drive, Wood River, Nebraska 68883 (on I-80 take exit 300; go south approx. 2 miles; turn right onto South Platte River Dr.; big red brick house on top of the hill.)
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Looking for A Longer-Term Commitment?
Need to build experience for a career in conservation? Looking for a summer get-away that allows you to give back to the world? Want to increase your knowledge of prairie ecology or natural history?
If you answered 'yes!' to any of these questions, consider volunteering with The Nature Conservancy at the Platte River Prairies in Nebraska! We are looking for a few dedicated people who are willing to give a month or more of their time between May and October, 2013. You can assist us with seed harvesting, native plant nursery work, invasive species control, fence repair and maintenance, research data collection, and inventory/monitoring of plant and animal populations. In most cases, we can provide housing during your stay, so your primary expenses would be limited to travel to our prairies and food.
We can tailor your experience to fit your individual needs and preferences. If you're a student looking for practical job experience, we will make sure you get hands-on practice with a wide variety of tools and techniques and can network with our partner organizations. If you're more interested in some components of our work than others, we'll do what we can to accommodate that. We can also help set up individual research or other projects if you want something more in-depth, or need something like that for college credit.
Anyone interested in volunteering with us can contact Mardell Jasnowski at (402) 694-4191 or by email for more information. We will ask for a resume and references, and will sort through applicants to find a slate of volunteers who match up well with our needs and capacity to provide a good experience for both parties. There is no deadline for applications - we will begin evaluating them as they come in.
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