Experience the 1000-acre Kitty Todd Nature Preserve first hand and behind-the-scenes. The preserve is a complex of oak savanna and wet prairie that developed on sand and clay deposited by glacial Lake Warren, the ancient predecessor of present day Lake Erie. Help TNC staff and experienced volunteers to protect and manage these important habitats.
2019 Volunteer Work Days at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve
April 6 - Brush removal at Mosely Barrens Central or South with guided nature hike (Family-Friendly Event)
April 20 - Vetch pulling at Moseley Barrens (Family-Friendly Event)
May 4 - Invasive Plant Surveys (Family-Friendly Event)
May 13 - 19 - Blue Week in the Oak Openings! Fun, educational events scheduled throughout the week. Contact Ashlee Decker to see how you can help - firstname.lastname@example.org
June 1 - Invasive control with herbicide treatments at Mancy tract follwed by a guided nature hike
June 15 - Native seed collection (Family-Friendly Event)
June 29 - Invasive control with herbicide treatment at Sweet Fern Savanna
July 20 - Invasive buckthorn removal with herbicide treatment
August 3 - Invasive buckthorn removal with herbicide treatment
August 17 - Invasive buckthorn removal with herbicide treatment
September 7 - Cottonwood/Aspen/Birch removal with herbicide treatment at Kitty Todd Main
September 21 - Native seed collection (Family-Friendly Event)
October 5 - Native seed collection (Family-Friendly Event)
October 19 - Native seed collection (Family-Friendly Event)
November 2 - Native seed collection (Family-Friendly Event)
November 16 - Brush removal at Kujo tract (Family-Friendly Event)
December 7 - Brush removal at Kujo tract (Family-Friendly Event)
December 14 - Kitty Todd Holiday Pot-luck!
Please be aware, these dates and work plans change periodically.
Sign up: To sign up for a project, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Angela Burke at email@example.com or 614-339-8114 and indicate the project location and date you would like to attend. Once you are signed up for a project you will be connected with regional staff and/or leadership volunteers who will provide you with all necessary details the week prior to the project date.
You must sign up before getting more information on the project such as the meeting location and where to park.
Can't make it to any of these dates? We also have some opportunities to volunteer on your own time in northwest Ohio. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more infomation - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Regular preserve stewards to remove invasive plants. Year round, Flexible schedule.
- Demonstration Garden maintenance. Weekly, March-November, Flexible schedule.
- Community outreach at local preserves or special events. Flexible schedule.
- Hike Leader and naturalist. First Saturday of each month May-October.
- Prescribed Fire Team Member (various preserves). Spring and Fall. Minimum 8 hours/day, 3 days/year. Training required.