Improve Milwaukee River Habitat - Volunteer during F.O.R.B.! (Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity)

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SPRING 2022 UPDATE: Our volunteer program will return on Monday, March 21st 2022! Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. See below for details
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NOTE: An orientation is required prior to volunteering with RRF. We offer 2 orientations a month and all orientations will be held via Zoom. Sign up for an orientation HERE and we will email you the Zoom link prior to the orientation.

Fostering Our Riparian Biodiversity (F.O.R.B.) is River Revitalization Foundation's volunteer opportunity! Participate in land restoration activities with RRF Stewardship Director and other RRF staff. Meet and work alongside individuals passionate about the natural world and preserving its integrity.

Weekly F.O.R.B. Hours:
Mondays: 2pm-4pm
Fridays: 1pm-4pm

Saturdays: 9am-12pm (1st and 2nd Saturdays of the month beginning April 2022)
-Please note these are blocks of time and the start and end times are listed above. If you need to leave early that's ok but make sure to let our staff know. 

THE DETAILS: RRF will provide the necessary tools, supplies and work gloves which will be sanitized prior to each use. There are no training requirements for this opportunity, however it is somewhat physical since most of the work is outdoors. Volunteers must be willing and able to participate in manual labor for at least 2 hours outdoors in varying weather conditions.

Activities could include, but are not limited to: Removing invasive species, establishing native plants and trees, maintaining trails, seed collecting and cleaning, controlling erosion. All activities are important for improving the quality and access of the habitat surrounding Milwaukee's river basin.

Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and close-toed shoes. Other items to consider: water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent

Safety Protocols:

  1. There will be a max of 5 people per volunteer day. Online signup required. (The signup link will be provided to you during orientation)
  2. Masks are required
  3. All tools will be sanitized after each use
  4. Volunteers will maintain at least a 6 ft distance from others 
  5. Our office is currently closed to the public so there will not be access to a restroom and volunteers should remain outside of the building
Positions
3 Remaining
Age Limit
12 and up
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Parking Details
Street parking available.
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