Environmental Volunteers

Individuals and groups of volunteers can lend a hand in a variety of ways, such as planting trees for an Arbor Day event, mulching and watering gardens, or removing invasive species.

One-time and ongoing opportunities allow volunteers to work with trained MPRB employees to help maintain beauty within existing parks and gardens.

Garden Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in joining an existing neighborhood garden group? Opportunities exist at Park Siding Park, Lake of the Isles Peavey Fountain, the Stevens Square Overlook Garden, and with the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis. Email volunteers@minneapolisparks.org for more information.

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary

Regular opportunities include invasive plant removal and spring planting events.

JD River's Children's Garden

Opportunities are available for individuals and groups of volunteers to help prepare the garden for summer and fall, and water and weed during the summer. Email volunteers@minneapolisparks.org for more information.

Longfellow Gardens

Occasional Saturday volunteer opportunities throughout the summer months. For more information on the volunteer schedule, please contact Teresa Burton, MPRB Gardener, at tburton@minneapolisparks.org.

Loring Park Garden of the Seasons

Saturday morning gardening with the Friends of Loring Park. For more information email volunteers@minneapolisparks.org.

2018 Loring Garden Calendar
The Garden Group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. The season starts with a kick off brunch & ends with a potluck lunch in October.

Gardening (9 am-noon):

  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13

Lyndale Gardens

Help us tend the Rose, Peace, Annual/Perennial, Butterfly/Hummingbird and the Perennial Trial & Border Garden. Email volunteers@minneapolisparks.org

2018 Lyndale Park Garden Opportunities

Peace Garden Peace Keepers:

  • Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am
  • May-September

Rose Garden Deadheaders:

  • Saturdays, 9 am-noon
  • June-August

Perennial Annual Garden Buds:

  • Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am
  • May 14-September

Additional Lyndale Park Opportunities:

Men’s & Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis (MWGCM). Two teams from the MWGCM care for the mixed border & native gardens. For more information about the MWGCM visit their website at www.mwgcm.org

Ongoing volunteer opportunities include most Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm during the growing season. Email lead garden volunteer Vicki Bonk for more information.   

Additional Opportunities

Our urban forests and natural areas also provide rewarding educational and volunteer opportunities.

Email volunteers@minneapolisparks.org or call 612-313-7778 for more information.

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