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Conservation Volunteers are a very important part of the Conservation Board's success. Volunteers provide valuable assistance while engaging in a variety of tasks. But there is more to the volunteer program than the obvious assistance. Volunteers demonstrate the meaning of conservation through their action. Indeed, conservation is not simply something the Conservation Department can do for the public. Conservation only truly succeeds when the public is "doing conservation" for the benefit of all.
More than 100 individuals a year are involved in conservation through the Conservation Board's Volunteer Program. Volunteers serve in the following areas:

  • Wildlife surveys
  • Nest box surveys
  • Gardening/landscaping
  • Fundraising Park maintenance
  • Environmental education
  • Invasive species eradication
  • Campground host
  • Jakway bird blind
  • Nature Center Host
  • Wildlife Display

Other: if you have a skill to share, let us know! The Nature Center's volunteer program is a great way for people to help others and learn more about our living environment. Volunteers meet new people, help nature center staff, and expand their own knowledge about the environment. Persons interested in volunteering in any way may fill out an application, be interviewed, and then receive introductory training.

For more information regarding the Volunteer Program, contact Diane Johnson, at djohnson@co.buchanan.ia.us
or 319-636-2617.
Click here to download a volunteer application form.

AED Video
Campground hosts and nature center volunteers: below is a link to a video to provide information for anyone wishing to be more knowledgeable on how to use the AED found on the front counter of the nature center desk.