I work in an industrial setting that does not inspire and reward me in the way these volunteer opportunities do. I get to learn things that I can apply to my own land. I've enjoyed meeting people who share my enthusiasm for restoration of our land. I've also been shown some prairie remnants in our SNAs that I never would have realized were still in existence. It's like finding treasure for me.
- Contact information
- For information on the SNA Volunteer Program, contact:
- Jared Urban
State Natural Areas (SNAs) Volunteer Program
Help us care for some of our state's most pristine public lands – State Natural Areas. Encourage native plant and animal communities to thrive by cutting brush, pulling and spraying invasives, collecting seeds, monitoring rare species and preparing fire breaks. Show up for a day or become a steward responsible for all volunteer activities at a SNA – any level of participation is encouraged. No experience is necessary to start volunteering.
Join us at a workday
Workdays are one of the main ways volunteers accomplish tasks. They occur throughout the year at different SNAs. They are a great way to get some exercise, have fun, learn something new and see if you’ve got what it takes to enjoy restoration. Come join us for a workday to see for yourself.
Volunteers support Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation staff in completing restoration work. We work together to protect our state's SNAs, so they remain some of our last refuges for rare plants and animals and continue to preserve our state's genetic and biological diversity for future generations.
|03/04/2017||Blue River Sand Barrens||Grant||Cutting and burning brush|
|03/10/2017||Ridgeway Pine Relict||Iowa||Cutting and piling brush|
|03/11/2017||Lodi Marsh||Dane||Cutting and piling brush|
|03/11/2017||Bluff Creek||Walworth||Brush cutting and piling|
|03/18/2017||Chiwaukee Prairie||Kenosha||Brush cutting|
|03/25/2017||Sugar River Wetlands||Dane||Cutting and piling brush|
|04/08/2017||Bluff Creek||Walworth||Cutting and piling brush|
|04/15/2017||Chiwaukee Prairie||Kenosha||Brush cutting and invasive removal|
|04/22/2017||Sugar River Wetlands||Dane||Brush cutting and invasive removal|
Receive email updates on upcoming workdays
We have divided the state into volunteer regions. Receive email updates on upcoming volunteer workdays in the region. Sign up for as many regions as you'd like.
Upper Lake Michigan | Email sign-up
Southeast | Email sign-up
Southwest | Email sign-up
West Central | Email sign-up
Northwest | No email sign-up
Driftless | Email sign-up
Central Sands | Email sign-up
North Central | No email sign-up