Share your time and talent by helping to preserve the biodiversity in Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Work closely with a small group of dedicated staff and volunteers on a project that inspires you. They provide a wonderful opportunity for first time volunteers and longtime veteran volunteers.
Advanced registration required, register online. For groups of five or more please sign-up by contacting the volunteer office at 440-717-3846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invasive Plant Removal
Remove invasive vegetation and improve habitat for native plants and animals. You’ll use hand tools such as loppers and saws. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Youth ages 10 to 15 are welcome with parent or guardian supervision. Youth ages 16 to 17 will need a completed volunteer agreement form signed by a parent or guardian.
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Help create less fragmented habitat for wildlife by planting native trees, shrubs, and flowers. Suitable for ages 7 and up.
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Native Seed Collection
Help collect seeds to be grown in the park’s native plant nursery. You’ll hike a short distance to the project site. Suitable for all ages.
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Keep the national park’s trails in top condition by doing a light trail “sweep”. Suitable for ages 10 and up. To register for Trail Work, contact the Adopt- A-Trail Crew Leader ahead of time to inform them if you will be attending.
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Things to Know Before You Come to a Project:
You will receive an email several days prior to the event with specific location details. If you do not see an email, please check your spam folder and be sure to add email@example.com to your contact/safelist.
Wear comfortable work clothes, long pants, and sturdy shoes or boots (must be closed toe). Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement, hat, sunscreen; and a pack with a full water bottle, and a snack/lunch. We will provide work gloves, safety glasses, and all necessary tools and supplies. Instruction and safety guidelines will be provided on-site. All participants must follow safety guidelines. Projects are rain or shine, with exception to thunderstorms and lightning.