Dig In!

Many people gardening

Volunteers planting at the Museum of Transportation

There are many opportunities to volunteer with Wild Ones throughout the year. Whether you’re a native plant guru, just starting out, or somewhere in between, we need your help to spread the news about native plants and Wild Ones, so sign up and dig in

We have different types of volunteer activities: 

  • Wild Ones sponsored events, such as the spring plant sale, the garden tour, and the Partners for Native Landscaping workshop 
  • Tabling events where we set up our display, hand out fliers, engage attendees at the event in discussion
  • Invasive plant removal and native plantings, such as the Honeysuckle Sweep, Mallard Lake Project and the Landscape Challenge
  • Behind the scenes work like preparing seedlings for distribution at events, gathering boxes for the plant sale, creating packets for distribution

An event chair is listed on each activity to answer any specific questions.  Marypat Ehlmann serves as our overall volunteer coordinator, reach out to her if you have general questions. 

Have a look at what’s on the schedule, find something that speaks to you, and sign up. We look forward to “digging in” with you!   

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Community native plant volunteer opportunities are now active.
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FYI – Known Issues

If you complete the signup process for an event and go back to the specific event’s signup page, it is possible that you may not see your name appear.  Try, while on that page, pressing Control-Shift-R (at the same time) which will reload the page and you should now see your name.  

We have discovered that for every time slot for every event you sign up for, you will get an email.  If you sign up for multiple time slots, you will get multiple emails.  Please bear with us while we see if there is a way to consolidate your notifications for a given event. 

If you experience a problem with signing up, reach out to Dawn (314-401-9980) so that she can help.