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Volunteer Opportunities

Bur Oak Land Trust currently maintains and preserves eleven local natural areas for the enjoyment and education of the public. These areas are managed in part by the Trust’s Property Stewardship Specialist, volunteer property stewards, volunteers, and community organizations. Volunteers play a crucial role in maintaining and preserving our properties.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks on Trust properties including: prairie burns, invasive species removal, trash clean up, trail maintenance, planting native species, and harvesting prairie seed, to name a few. We have various workdays throughout the year to provide everyone the opportunity to volunteer on a Trust property. Bur Oak Land Trust also needs help in the office with mailing, publications, community relations, and events. If you wish to volunteer, we can find something for you, no matter what your experience.

If you are part of a group or organization and would like to schedule a volunteer day that would work better for you, feel free to contact us.

For workdays on the properties, contact Jason Taylor at jason@BurOakLandTrust.org or call 518-925-871 three.

Thank you to Big Grove Brewery for supplying wooden nickels to reward our workday volunteers!

General Volunteer Workdays: check back often for new postings!

Sunday, September 23 at Pappy Dickens (oak savanna habitat restoration) from 10am-1pm: SIGN UP HERE

Sunday, September 30 at Strub Prairie (seed harvesting on remnant prairie) from 10am-1pm: SIGN UP HERE

Sunday, October 7 at Muddy Creek (oak savanna habitat restoration) from 10am-2pm: SIGN UP HERE

Property Stewards Workdays: check back for new postings!

Burn Crew: check back for new postings!

Sunday, October 21 at TBD (prescribed fired training for fall burn season) from 10am-2pm:

Interested in helping with property burns? Fill out this form: Burn Crew Info Form

AmeriCorps and CCI Team Workdays: check back for new postings!

(Kessler Prairie is located near Grinnell outside of Johnson County)

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Notes from Jason

Here’s a video Jack Dickens put together of drone footage of an O’Mara-Newport burn and shots from volunteer workdays – with music by Elizabeth Moen. I hope this inspires you to get out and volunteer!


This is a before and after picture of the 2016 honeysuckle removal efforts at Pappy Dickens.

We had a great crew at Shimek with our new Yo-ho tools we recently obtained from a Yo-ho tool grant! This group was from NCCC (Americorp).

We had a great crew at Shimek with our new Yo-ho tools we recently obtained from a Yo-ho tool grant! This group was from NCCC (Americorp).

Hard working UNFI volunteers at Pappy Dickens (Oct 2015)

Hard working UNFI volunteers at Pappy Dickens (Oct 2015)

Pappy Dickens (Oct 2015)

Pappy Dickens (Oct 2015)

Pappy Dickens (Dec 2015)

Pappy Dickens (Dec 2015)

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