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Bird Banding. Photo by Aaron Groves.
Cofrin Center for Biodiversity

Natural Areas Volunteer Opportunities

UW-Green Bay is responsible for the management of 5 natural areas in northeastern Wisconsin. Management of these areas includes trail upkeep, invasive species control, restoration planting, and other activities.

Current Opportunities at Point au Sable

Shrub Planting

  • Thursday April 30th from 9a – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday May 2nd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Garlic Mustard Pulling

  • Thursday April 23rd, garlic mustard pulling at Point Sable from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Directions

Meet at the north entrance of Point Sable; from campus, follow Nicolet Drive approximately 4 miles, turn left onto Point Lane and follow Point Lane until you see vehicles parked on the side (about ¾ of the way down the road before it dead ends). Alternatively, there may be one or two spots to ride with us from campus – contact Bobbie Webster for more information.Volunteers are welcome to come and go as schedules allow. Let us know if you’re interested and have any questions or need directions.

How to Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Bobbie Webster at biodiversity@uwgb.edu and she will send you more detailed information. You will also be added to the email list so you will get all the latest updates.

Volunteer Agreement

All volunteers must sign a volunteer agreement form. These will be available at the volunteer site. Your volunteer status qualifies you for extension of the professional liability coverage provided to agents of the University of Wisconsin System so long as any potential liability occurs while you perform duties that fall within the scope of the description provided above/attached. This position carries no remuneration and you are not eligible for any benefits.

What to bring:

  • Field clothes (long sleeves and pants, hat, extra warm layers if it’s cold, hiking boots or tennis shoes – waterproof is always better)
  • Rubber boots (not absolutely necessary but highly recommended in case there are some muddy areas)
  • Mosquito blocker (ex: wearable fine-mesh mosquito netting/head net, rain gear, Insect repellant).
  • Sunblock
  • Snacks and water

Optional:

  • Camera
  • Field Guide(s)
  • Binoculars

Hope to see you out there!