Volunteering at Crex Meadows

 

There are numerous ways that you can help out at Crex Meadows, by making a donation to the Friends of Crex, by supporting legislation that conserves wildlife and wildlife habitat, by buying hunting and trapping licenses and federal waterfowl stamps, and by volunteering your time.  Volunteers are the key to the success of the Friends of Crex.  Our volunteers staff the front desk on weekends during the busy months from April through October, they help with wildlife surveys and duck banding, they help clear trails, maintain the prairie gardens at the visitor center, assist with office tasks such as collating the quarterly newsletter, serve on the board of directors, help with events and interpretive programs, clean up the roadsides in the wildlife areas, and work on other special projects as needed.  The list below are some of our immediate needs.  If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact Kim Wheeler, the Friends of Crex Volunteer Coordinator, for more information.  You can download a pdf file of our volunteer application and mail it in to us as well.  We also accept help from scouting and community groups.  Call to make arrangements.

Our current volunteer needs:

> Front Desk Volunteers - training provided, work 1 or more weekend days from 10am to 4pm, ring up gift shop sales, hand out maps and brochures, talk to visitors

 > Check and clean wood duck boxes already installed throughout wildlife area, build/replace boxes as needed (this is a winter project when the ice is thick enough to walk on - we have snowshoes available if needed)

> Check and clean bluebird houses installed east of the visitor center

> Re-paint flower signs onto the pavement across the parking lot from the visitor center to the prairie walk.

> Stain the Visitor Center (Spring 2017 work days)

> Rake the leaves and pine cones at the Crew Center headquarters

> Walk trails throughout the wildlife area and clear branches

> Construct a tire challenge course on the grounds near the visitor center (for education programs)

> Create a Friends of Crex cookbook using recipes that have been collected over the years from members and recipes that have been served at various member events.  This involves using your computer at home and working with a cookbook making company (information provided).

 

DOWNLOAD A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION


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