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Heckrodt Wetland Reserve uses volunteers in
every aspect of our operations!

We don’t require a minimum time commitment….
 Volunteer repeatedly, or volunteer once in a while…..
-Your time is always appreciated and valued-

Volunteer Help is needed for:

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  • Teacher Naturalist- Assist in teaching school field trips, scout groups
  • Nature Center Sitter – Be a helpful presence in the nature center when staff cannot be there
  • Event Volunteer – Set-up, admission, parking, clean up at public events
  • Citizen Science Monitoring Projects – Water quality testing, etc.
  • Aquarium Care/ Cleaning
  • Site Maintenance – Special projects
  • Invasive Species Control
  • Weeding/ Gardening
Must be 14 years or older to volunteer alone. 10-to-13-year-olds can volunteer with an adult.

To Join the Volunteer Family…….Fill out the Volunteer Form Below: 

Contact Heather Weigelt Weigelt at [email protected]  for any questions.


Are you a service organization or company looking for volunteer opportunities outdoors? 

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve provides many ways to give back to your community. Whether it is 2 people or 30 people (for 2 hours to a full day), we welcome all group sizes and abilities.  Some opportunities include controlling invasive species, trail maintenance, Wild Space general upkeep, public program prep, planting native plants, and other various activities needed around the Reserve.  We look forward to working with you to make our community a better place to live, work, and play.

If this sounds like something your group would be interested in, please contact Emma Neuman at [email protected]


Volunteer Form 

Please fill out this form below if you are interested in volunteering at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve. 

Please note, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve does require a background check and we are not currently accepting unsupervised court-ordered community service.


Have a high schools student looking for service hours?

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The Heckrodt Conservation Camp is for students going into 9th grade until 12th grade. This camp runs from July 5th – 21st, Tuesday – Thursdays.   Registation begins March 2022.  Click the link below for more information and to register.

Heckrodt Conservation Camp

The General Volunteer Form  (see above form) is for adults and families for any volunteer effort, and also for high school-age youth not volunteering during summer months.