Preserving and restoring the 2,600 acres we have permanently protected is no small task. We would like to thank our volunteer champions in September. The staff at the Ball State University Foundation and the BSU students in Professor Jen Rowland’s Environmental Ethics spent several hours at the Red-tail Nature Preserve eradicating asian bush honeysuckle.
Fall is a wonderful time to work outdoors to preserve the natural splendor of our protected sites. There is much work to be done in Red-tail land. We have recently opened many of our preserves to the public, are expanding our education programs, and are actively protecting many more natural areas.
There are many different ways you or a group you belong to can help us accomplish our mission.
Our opportunities include:
- Invasive species removal (lopping honeysuckle and pulling garlic mustard in spring)
- Trail building and maintenance (placing signs, mowing, trimming, clearing branches)
- Construction (benches, boardwalks)
- Office work
- Education programs (lead hikes, speak to groups, develop programs)
- Event planning, set up, ideas
We are setting up training sessions for new volunteers in October. Let us know how you would like to get involved. We know as a volunteer with Red-tail you will have fun working outdoors, enjoy meeting new conservation minded people, and feel terrific about making a difference.