Do you love nature? Is that a green thumb under those gardening gloves? Perhaps your kids have a passion for science. Maybe you’re just looking for something to do. Whatever your reason, you can take advantage of two wonderful programs that provide fun under the sun while aiding a good cause.
The Clinton River Watershed Council’s Adopt-a-Stream program is a volunteer-based program that empowers community members to protect local streams and rivers by monitoring their health. Volunteers are teamed up, assigned stream sites, given equipment, data sheets and then sent out to gather information. Twice a year (May and October) teams of trained volunteers visit their adoption site and collect data. After the initial 3 hour training session each volunteer dedicates approximately 3-4 hours of their time per year.
Basic training classes start in late August. If you would like more information on Adopt-a-Stream volunteer monitoring opportunities or would like to register for training sessions, call 248-601-0606 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Greening of Detroit is looking for a few good men…and women…and even kids! Over the past 20 years, The Greening has planted over 65,000 trees and is planning their most ambitious planting season yet. To make that happen, they need you!
The Greening needs 110 Volunteer Citizen Foresters who will lead groups of volunteers during their fall planting season from September 24th through November 19th. As a Citizen Forester, you will gain experience managing and organizing teams, and contribute to Detroit’s green infrastructure. You will also become familiar with different community organizations and neighborhoods within the city, and meet and network with others while working to make Detroit a better place.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Citizen Forester and creating a cleaner and greener city for all to live, work and grow, please contact, Justin Wojciak, Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or download an application at http://www.greeningofdetroit.com