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Julie Raasch

BMAP Work Parties

"Many hands make light work."

Join or Host a BMAP Work Party! Get hands-on experience in the work of habitat restoration.

2023 Work Party Schedule

Work Party Calendar

BMAP Work Parties are an opportunity to contribute your time and energy to on-the-ground work of habitat restoration. Unite your efforts with a team of BMAP Members to complete a project on your own or on other BMAP Member properties. This is a great opportunity to learn about or to share your knowledge of the varied practices of land stewardship through hands-on experience.

There are two different ways to participate in our BMAP Work Parties: as a Host or as a Volunteer. Read through the Work Party details below to learn more on how you can get involved.

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Remember, you can check the event description in each Work Party for additional detail on what work will be accomplished, tools to bring along, and Host contact information. We've also created this handy BMAP Work Party: FAQs to help Volunteers and Hosts plan for a Work Party.

Have any questions? Contact us at workparty@bluemounds.org

To JOIN a Work Party

1.  Check the calendar for upcoming Work Parties and find one that fits your schedule.

2.  RSVP by completing the form or by simply emailing workparty@bluemounds.org with the date(s) you'd like to attend.

3.  Get it on your calendar! The host or our work party coordinator will contact you with further details prior to the day of the work party or notify you of any changes or cancellations.

4. On the day of the Work Party, the Host will have you sign in (BMAP Work Party waiver). Then, to work!

To HOST a Work Party

Want to host a work party at your property? Just inquire with us at workparty@bluemounds.org and we'll get the process going!

Work Party Details

  • Work Parties are organized, coordinated, and led by BMAP members on BMAP Member Properties.

  • All BMAP Members are invited to join or host a Work Party. 

  • Work is expected to be medium-intensity, suitable for most physical abilities, and will primarily fit into a few core stewardship categories:

    1. herbaceous control (e.g. garlic mustard pulling, parsnip control)

    2. native planting and seed collecting

    3. brush cutting and treating

  • You are recommended to bring your own hand tools, though a Work Party Host may have some available.

  • Power equipment and herbicide may be safely used, within limits, by the Host or Work Party volunteers with proper PPE and group spacing. However, no one is expected to use these tools. See our FAQs for more info.

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