Countywide Natural Resources - 4.26 - 9.13: Landscape Steward Volunteers - Visitor Center Backyard

 

General Description

Help us showcase what Minnesota natives have to offer while supporting healthy habitats in Lebanon Hills Regional Park. Landscape Stewards focus on maintaining areas that have been planted with native grasses and wildflowers in highly visible areas of our parks. These locations provide pollinator habitat as well as serve as demonstration gardens for park visitors that will hopefully inspire folks to “go native” in their own backyards.

 

Tasks will vary for each shift but will include general garden maintenance such as weeding, pruning, watering, planting, etc. No knowledge of plants or gardening is needed, in fact, volunteers will learn about plant identification, gardening skills, and habitat restoration practices related to native plants during their time in the gardens by seasoned professionals and county staff. Great program for families and/or singles - many hands make lighter work. 

 

Location

Lebanon Hills Regional Park - Visitor Center Backyard

860 Cliff Road

Eagan, MN 55123 

 

Date/Time

Varying scheduled shifts available with more times likely available to help manage the garden throughout the season. Come as often as you’re able.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Volunteers will assist Parks staff and Lead Landscape Steward volunteers in maintaining native plantings in high-use areas of the park. Activities will vary but will include planting, watering and weeding. You will also get a chance to learn about plant identification and native gardening skills.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to walk through tall vegetation and on uneven terrain. Children are welcome to accompany their grown-ups. Tools, gloves and training will be provided.

 

Minimum Time Commitment

Shifts will be 2-3 hours. You are welcome to sign-up for as many shifts as you are available for.

 

Activity Level – If working outside or non-office work.

Medium - May involve varying amounts of activity (rough terrain, and moderate physical exertion, bending over to pull weeds). May not be recommended for volunteers with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes and long pants required.

 

Contact Information

Sara Nelson

Natural Resources Specialist

sara.nelson@co.dakota.mn.us 

612-643-0454

 

       

Qualifications Required

  • Accepted Data Privacy Notice - Tennessen Notice Must be Yes
  • Signed Volunteer Waiver Must be at least Yes

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Friday, August 16, 2024 8:00 AM 10:00 AM
Friday, September 13, 2024 8:00 AM 10:00 AM