Volunteer Supervisor Registration

Thanks for helping to create an amazing 2017! Spring 2018 events will be announced
on Feb 15, 2018.

 

How to register:
1) Read descriptions of our current events below
2) Find the event(s) that works best for you
3) Register via the form on the right

Questions? Contact Katie Brom at (651) 272-3989 or kbrom@greatrivergreening.org.

Public events are generally larger events and are open to the general public, meaning that there could be a wide range of ages and audiences that a supervisor could work with – from corporate groups, to schools, to families, to individuals. Required: completion of the Volunteer Supervisor Training for Adult and Family Programs. Learn More >

Private events vary in size and are open to one audience – typically corporate employees. Often, sites used for private groups are different from those chosen for public events in the same season, so they can be a great opportunity to visit new Greening sites. Required: completion of the Volunteer Supervisor Training for Adult and Family Programs. Learn More >

Field Learning for Teens events are geared toward getting teenage students outside to get their hands dirty and learn about the importance of natural spaces. Required: completion of the Volunteer Supervisor Training for School Programs. Learn More >

Open Public Events

Buckthorn Bonfire!

Allemansrätt Wilderness Park, Lindström
Saturday, February 10, 11:00am to 2:00pm (supervisors arrive at 10:00am!)
Supervisors Needed:
6

Named after a Swedish term meaning the citizens right of public access to wilderness, Allemansrätt Wilderness Park is a 125-acre city park that is home to high quality oak forest, wetlands, lakeshore, diverse wildlife, unique glacial geology, and several miles of trails!

Volunteers at this exciting event will haul, limb, and stack pre-cut buckthorn brush into burn piles. The piles will be lit and volunteers will feed and maintain the fire under direction of Volunteer Supervisors. This is a great method to remove cut buckthorn brush from the landscape AND kill any attached seed, which will help the slow buckthorn populations in future years. Supervisors will orchestrate the pace and quality of fire maintenance, make sure volunteers are working safely, keep the fire going, and make sure everyone can have fun! Burning experience is not required for Supervisors attending this event, but it is beneficial.

Partners & Funders: City of Lindström, Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, and Outdoor Heritage Fund.

Open Private Events

Check back later for Spring 2018 announcements.

Open Field Learning for Teens Events

Check back later for Spring 2018 announcements.

The Field Learning for Teens program is geared toward introducing teens to the significance of biodiversity, natural areas, and natural sciences. During this program, teens have the opportunity to conduct hands-on field work, learn about and use field technology (such as water quality testing kits or GPS units), and gain insight on environmental career opportunities. Volunteer Supervisors assist these events by leading small groups of students in short sessions. Generally, supervisors either lead restoration or field technology sessions.

Past/Full 2018 Events

Check back later for Spring 2018 announcements.