Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities:

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Join Our Marketing Committee!

Do you work in marketing or work in a field related to marketing?  Are you interested in helping to shape the future of Troy's only Nature Center?  Then this unique volunteer opportunity could be a great fit for you.  We are actively seeking professionals to join our committee which meets monthly starting in September 2016.  For more information and to volunteer for this opportunity,  please Click Here.

Next Marketing Committee Meeting:  Wednesday, March 22nd @ 6pm

"WILD FLOWER OR WEED" MASTER GARDENER PROJECT

Opening Season Work day: Saturday, April 29th - Mary Dorda, Julie Ann Wang, Yetu Yachim, Caleb Wilson, Marianne Reid

Do you want to see Spring & Summer gardening in action? Visit the Stage Nature Center to see the hard work that some of our volunteer Master Gardeners in training are currently doing to remove invasive species of plants and replace them with native species. This new garden will be an educational experience for you to learn how to identify native species as well as invasive species.

VOLUNTEER to help with the "Weed or Wildflower” Project! The 2017 Native Garden Season is Open!

The Troy Nature Society is looking for volunteers to help create our new Native Plant Demonstration Garden located at the East end of our front lawn (next to the parking lot). The Wildflower Garden is a designated Native Plant area to be used for both beautification and educational opportunities for all visitors and school groups.

If you would like to volunteer for this project, we have a variety of tasks to choose from:  Invasive Species Removal, Spreading Compost and Wood Chips, Planting, Plant Identification, Sign Creation, Watering/Upkeep, Bird and Bee House Installation, and More!

Upcoming garden volunteer days:
Wednesday, May 3:  11:00am + after 5pm
Saturday, May 6: 10:30am
Thursday, May 11:  10:00am
Saturday, May 13:  10:00am

If you have any questions or are interested in joining this team please contact Julie Ann Wang at jawang1@comcast.net or 248-646-5650.

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Annual Spring Invasive Plant Removal and Spring Clean Up Days:  April & May 2017

Stage Nature Center is seeking volunteers to help with our Spring clean-up by removing invasive plants throughout the preserve to improve the grounds for all to enjoy during the warmer months.  All participants should arrive with gloves, sturdy boots and be ready to get down and dirty!  

  • Wear old durable clothing (long sleeve shirts and pants)
  • Bring sturdy work gloves 
  • Bring a hand trowel or hand pruners (Optional)
  • Bring a kneeling pad, if you wish
  • Come prepared to use old-fashioned "elbow grease" to get the job done! 

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn which plants are beneficial, which are considered invasive and a great way to learn how to properly maintain your own gardens at home.

There are also several sponsorship opportunities available to Troy area businesses - to find out more please contact Carla Reeb, Executive Director directly at 248.688.9703 or email her at carla@troynaturesociety.org.


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We are always looking for great volunteers throughout the year.  If you have a passion for nature and have some time to dedicate to our efforts - we would love to hear from you!

Contact Hanna Doniger, Volunteer Coordinator HERE and/or Download our volunteer application form HERE.

For a complete listing of upcoming volunteer opportunities - select your opportunity of choice:

Children's program assistance - Spring and Summer

General volunteer opportunities - ongoing