"I enjoy helping with volunteer work parties every year. I can really see the difference we're making in the park, and I've met so many nice people who love nature as much as I do." -- Marathon County Volunteer
Golden Sands RC&D Board Member
Golden Sands RC&D is seeking both individual members and/or members that can represent area organizations that are involved in conservation-related issues throughout our service area.
Fill out the form below and/or call 715-343-6215 today to sign up for these fun volunteer opportunities!
Houseplant care needed: If you have a green thumb and enjoy caring for plants, we need your help! We have many plants growing in our office that need once weekly watering and TLC. Time commitment: Once a week approx. 20 minutes.
Grant writing assistant needed: If you have grant writing experience and want to help us get our projects off the ground, we need you! Grant funding supports a large portion of our work and we always have deadlines coming up that we could use help putting materials together for.
Social media manager: Do you love creating engaging content for social media? We need you to help keep our Facebook page up to date! We are looking for someone to create 3-4 posts a week. Content would include promoting upcoming events, sharing photos from community events, and posting educational materials about our current projects i.e. aquatic invasive species, healthy forests, etc.
SPRING, DATES TBD:
Purple loosestrife biocontrol: Springtime is beetle rearing season for invasive Purple loosestrife control. There are two ways you can get involved in this project!
1) Purple loosestrife root digging: Help us get our volunteers setup for the beetle rearing season by digging the roots they need to grow beetles for biocontrol. We'll be having work parties in various locations, from Marathon County down to Green Lake County, so check with us for dates and locations. No experience necessary. Waders and shovels can be provided for you.
2) Purple loosestrife beetle rearing: If you’d like to get involved with raising the beetles the eat Purple loosestrife and help keep this invasive plant under control we’d be happy to have your participation! We can help you get set up with plants and beetles and instructions on how to be involved!
SUMMER, DATE TBD:
Clean Boats Clean Waters: Do you enjoy being outside near the lake? Are you passionate about keeping our waters clean and healthy? We need volunteers to help us monitor boat landings and educate lake goers about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. Training and materials provided.
Eurasian watermilfoil handpulling: Learn how to identify the aquatic invasive plant Eurasian watermilfoil, and how to properly hand-pull it for non-chemical control. Inquire for 2021 dates and locations!