Environment Opportunities

MooseWood Nature Center: MooseWood is a non-profit located on Presque Isle Park. They provide nature education through a free center with native animals, exhibits, nature camps, and nature programs for the public, at schools and for private parties. They also offer birthday parties. Volunteers are needed to greet visitors,remove invasive plants, maintain center displays, answer questions about plants, animals, etc. from visitors, place program fliers at community businesses, and develop event fliers.  Assistance can be on-site at the nature center, or off-site at elementary schools or live displays.  Please visit the website, www.moosewood.org and download a volunteer application, or contact info@moosewood.org or call 906-228-6250 for more information.

The Nature Conservancy: The Nature Conservancy is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive. Volunteers are needed for removing invasive species, trail maintenance, research projects, and office assistance. Please contact Danielle to sign up for the volunteer newsletter at 225-0399 or email upmichigan@tnc.org, or check out the website at http://nature.org/michigan.

North Country Trail Hikers: The North Country Trail Hikers builds, maintains, promotes and protects the North Country National Scenic Trail, a 4600 mile national park. It is considered a linear national park, but it is not owned by the government and receives funds from the NPS. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays (other days of the week as announced) to help with lopping, blazing, clearing debris, and other miscellaneous tasks. For more information, contact Lorana Jinkerson at 906.226.6210 or ljinkers@nmu.edu

Save the Wild UP: Save the Wild UP is a local non-profit organization working to conserve land in the North Central Upper Peninsula for responsible public access and appropriate recreational opportunities. They are also committed to protecting the Yellow Dog Plains from the threat of sulfide mining. Duties for NMU students who would like to assist in this venture may include organizing/archiving printed materials, placing/delivering announcements and posters in the Marquette area, and attending/video taping public meetings. If interested in helping, please call Heidi Gould at 906.228.4444 or info@savethewildup.org.


See also: Animals


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