September 1 2021
Service Saturdays are a new way to volunteer for your MetroParks
MetroParks is slowly welcoming volunteers back and creating new public opportunities that don’t require onboarding and extensive training.
MetroParks’ new Service Saturdays are perfect for people who want to help MetroParks protect the region’s natural heritage but have limited time during the week.
Service Saturdays began on Aug. 21, and will be held every third Saturday of the month through October from 9 a.m. to noon. Projects may vary from month to month. Volunteers under 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Opportunities on Sept. 18 are:
- Trail Corridor Clearing at Englewood MetroPark (ages 14+): Help clear trail the trail corridor of overhanging vegetation so hikers can safely enjoy hiking, running and exploring the trails. Sign up to volunteer.
- Prairie seed collection at Huffman Prairie Flying Field (ages 10+ with a parent/guardian): Help MetroParks protect the region’s natural heritage by collecting native prairie seed at the beautiful Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Sign up to volunteer.
- Mulching at Cox Arboretum MetroPark (ages 10+ with a parent/guardian): Help keep the grounds and gardens at Cox Arboretum MetroPark by helping MetroParks parks staff mulch. Sign up to volunteer.
- Garden bed Maintenance at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark (ages 13+ with a parent/guardian): Help MetroParks staff keep the gardens in great shape by assisting with weeding, edging and cutting back invasive plant species. Sign up to volunteer.