Volunteer With The Nature Conservancy

Kitty Todd Nature Preserve Workdays


Blue lupine blooming in spring at the Kitty Todd Preserve.
Kitty Todd Nature Preserve The violet blooms of blue lupine light up the savanna at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve. © Randall L. Schieber
Volunteer Overview

Help us protect the Oak Openings Region by joining us at a volunteer event at Kitty Todd Nature Preserve this year. The success of our program relies on the support of volunteers, and with your help we can accomplish so much more than we could alone. Join TNC staff and volunteers for a stewardship event, and come see why everyone adores the Oak Openings!

Invasive Plant Removal

Invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to our conservation mission because they can displace native plants, degrade wildlife habitat and increase erosion and siltation in streams. Volunteers will help remove these plants to ensure native plant communities and wildlife can thrive.

Event Dates

Saturday, February 18, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, March 18, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, April 15, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, June 17, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Blazing Star Planting

Native plants help support an array of wildlife species. As part of an ongoing habitat restoration project in the Oak Openings Region, volunteers can help plant blazing star, the host plant of the blazing star borer moth, an endangered species in Ohio.

Event Dates

Saturday, May 20, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Biological Monitoring

The Oak Opening Region, which spans northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, is a globally rare habitat that supports many rare and endangered plants and animals. Volunteers will assist TNC and partners with conducting Oak Openings Region Assessment Method surveys using paper and/or digital methods to measure site-level changes over time in the region.

Event Dates

Saturday, July 15, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, August 19, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, September 16, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Seed Collection

Native plants are critically important to the health of ecosystems. Volunteers can help TNC collect native plant seeds that will be propagated and used in restoration and habitat protection projects throughout the state. Volunteers will have the chance to explore natural areas that are typically not accessible to the public and get firsthand knowledge about the beautiful and rare plants in the region.

Event Dates

Saturday, October 21, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, November 18, 2023 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

To RSVP or receive additional event details, email ohvolunteer@tnc.org and include the event date and location in the subject line to reserve your spot in these fun events.

In person work
Kitty Todd Nature Preserve
Feb 18 - Nov 18, 2023
Multiple dates and varied times

Volunteer events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Learn More About Ohio Preserves

From wetlands and rivers to forests and prairies, TNC is protecting Ohio's most biodiverse places throughout the state. Learn more about our preserves and plan your visit today!