Habitat Restoration

HABITAT RESTORATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Help preserve biodiversity in your national park!

Sign Up:
Advance registration is recommended; and required if you are with a group of five (5) or more. To register, contact the volunteer office at 330-657-2299 or
volunteer@forcvnp.org.

Things to know before you come:

  • Wear comfortable work clothes, long pants (preferably jeans), and sturdy shoes or boots (must be closed toe). Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement Form, full water bottle, work gloves, snack, hat, and sunscreen.
  • We will provide work gloves, safety glasses, and all necessary tools, and supplies. Instruction and safety guidelines will be provided on-site.
  • 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 volunteer@forcvnp.org to your contact/safelist.
  • All participants must follow safety guidelines.
  • Projects are rain or shine, with exception to thunderstorms and lightning.

 
Removing multiflora rose.
Photo by NPS/Arrye Rosser

Remove Invasive Plants
Use hand tools (loppers and saws) to remove invasive shrubs, such as honeysuckle and autumn olive, and pile the cut vegetation. Youths aged 10 to 15 welcomed but require parent or guardian supervision at the project site. Unsupervised youths aged 16 and 17 require a completed Volunteer Agreement signed by parent or guardian. Groups welcomed; if more than 5 in your group, advance registration is required."

2016 Schedule:

  • ·Second Thursdays, May-October, 1-4:00 p.m.
  • ·Fourth Saturdays, June-July, 10-12:00 p.m.

Register Here

 
Photo by Dedee O'Neil

Photo by Dedee O'Neil

Collect Seeds from Native Plants
Participate with a small-sized crew to collect seeds from native plants. Project includes a short, off-trail hike. Groups and families with kids welcome. Ages 7 and up with parent or guardian supervision. Ages 16 and up with a parent or guardian-signed Volunteer Agreement. If more than 5 in your group, advance registration is required.

2016 Schedule

  • Every Thursday, September - October, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 
Volunteers planting trees.
Photo by NPS/Peter Wilson

Plant Trees and Native Vegetation
Help restore CVNP's native habitat by planting trees, shrubs, and other native vegetation. Ages 7 and up with parent or guardian supervision. Ages 16 and up with a parent or guardian-signed Volunteer Agreement.

  • Wednesdays, April 20 - June 8 and September 7 - October 26, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752
This information line is answered by staff at Boston Store Visitor Center. Core hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and hours may be extended during peak season. Boston Store Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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