Through our volunteer projects, we achieve our goals of education, outreach, and example. Consider joining our project leaders and the fellowship of dedicated native plant friends, always young at heart, and make a difference!

Want to volunteer or have questions? Contact our Volunteer Leader using the form at this link.

All volunteers, please remember to wear weather-appropriate clothing, gloves, sunblock, hats, and to bring water, snacks and favorite tools for the job.

 

Check back for announcements of upcoming activity.


Earlier in 2017

February and March 2017, I-35 Rest Areas Monarch Waystation Planting

Multiple dates.  See these posts:  Post for March 2017,  Post for February 2017, Post for January Waystation workdays

February 10, 2017 – Georgetown Library Native Plant Garden

Help chapter members refresh the garden. Information at Georgetown Library Native Plant Garden Volunteers

January 21, 2017- Science Night at Reagan Elementary School

Help kids make “seed starters” during Science Night at Reagan Elementary on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  The event is from 4pm to 7pm.  Volunteers are needed 3:30pm-6:30pm, or 3:30pm-5pm and 5pm-6:30pm.

Reagan Elementary School, 1700 E. Park St, Cedar Park, TX, 78613.   Contact Vicky Husband for information, JVHusband@yahoo dot com.

 


Last Year

October 2016

– Texas Native Plant Week and Pollinator Garden Volunteer Opportunities are described in this post.

– Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Fall Plant Sale

Promote the use of native plants, public education and incredible fellowship!

  • Contact: Kathy Comer, Volunteer Coordinator, to signup.
    Contact: Kathy or Randy Pensabene, Plant Sale Leader, if you have questions.
  • Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, Texas 78739
  • When:
  •         Thursday, October 13, 8am-12noon set-up
  •         Friday, October 14, 9am-5pm plant sale
  •         Saturday, October 15, 9am-5pm plant sale and take down
  • What:  Help set up on Thursday or help at the sale on Friday or Saturday.  No experience needed.  Great way to learn while working alongside other chapter members.
Pre-Sale Preparation
  • Where: Wright’s Nursery, 6040 FM 2657, Briggs, Texas 78608
  • When:  About 2 weeks before the plant sale, dates and times to be determined
  • What:   Help label plants for the sale. In order to participate in this activity, you must signup with Randy Pensabene in advance, so we can coordinate our work schedule with Barbara Wright.

June 2016

See June information at this post.

May 2016

See May information in this blog posting.

April 2016

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Spring Plant Sale

Promote the use of native plants, public education and incredible fellowship!

  • Contact: Kathy Comer, Volunteer Coordinator, to signup. Kathy will have a sign up sheet at the next chapter meeting.
    Contact: Kathy or Randy Pensabene, Plant Sale Leader, if you have questions.
  • Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, Texas 78739
  • When:
  •         Thursday, April 7, 8am-12noon set-up
  •         Friday, April 8, 9am-5pm plant sale
  •         Saturday, April 9, 9am-5pm plant sale
  •         Sunday, April 10, 9am-5pm plant sale and take down
  • What:  There are needs for each of the days above.  Additional information including needs by shift will be available in the future.
Pre-Sale Preparation
  • Where: Wright’s Nursery, 6040 FM 2657, Briggs, Texas 78608
  • When:  About 2 weeks before the plant sale, dates and times to be determined
  • What:   Help label plants for the sale. In order to participate in this activity, you must signup with Kathy Comer in advance, so we can coordinate our work schedule with Barbara Wright.

 

February 12, 2016

Pollinator Garden Work Day in Hutto

  • Where: The Garden is at the corner of FM 1660 and Landfill Road in Hutto.
  •              Park at the Recycle Center lot but plan to leave the lot by noon
  • When:   Friday February 12th from 8-9 am until noon
  • Work to do: Winter maintenance, weeding, extending pathway, bed preparation and planting, mulching
  • Contact:  Marilyn Perz       

Water and snacks provided.  Bring appropriate dress for the weather conditions, hand tools for weeding, pruning and planting, work gloves, shovels or forks, 5 gallon buckets or garden carts for moving mulch.

Find more information in this pollinator garden work day announcement.


2015

2015 – Thursday, July 16
Seed Starters & Seed Balls production for Fall Symposium – Difficulty level – EASY – Experience needed – NONE

You are invited to join us on Thursday July 16th from 10 am to 2 pm to make seed starters and seed balls for the gift bags to be presented to participants at the NPSOT Fall Symposium in Austin this October.  This is a work/social time at the Perz home and I will provide lunch. Please contact me if you are able to attend and I will give you directions and reserve a place for you. Marilyn 512-864-3828 dmperz@thegateway.net

2015 – Spring to Fall 2015

Southwestern University Garden Club – Spring to Fall 2015 Activities

  • Who to contact: Contact Eleanor Siff and Sam Guess
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Southwestern Garden Club is an ongoing project throughout the year
  • When: Winter hours: Thursday 4-6pm  Saturday 10am-12noon
  • When: Summer hours: Thursday 5-7pm  Saturday 9-11am
  • Where: located at the greenhouse on the Southwestern University campus
  • Volunteer Needs: as many as possible

April 2015

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Spring Plant Sale

  •  Who to contact: Marilyn Perz
  • Where: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, Texas 78739
  • Volunteer Opportunity: promote the use of native plants, public education and incredible fellowship
  • When: Thursday, April 9: 08am-12noon set-up
  •             Friday, April 10: 09am-5pm
  •             Saturday, April 11: 09am-5pm
  •             Sunday, April 12: 12noon-5pm and take down
  • Volunteer Needs: there will be a need for each of the days above. Marilyn will collect names  at meetings and will post shift needs via email.
  • Additional information will be available in the future

Urban Foresters “The Trees of Govalle”

  • Our services are no longer needed at this “sold out” event – thanks anyway!

Earth Week, April 19-25 and Earth Day, April 22, 2015

  • Who to contact: Marilyn Perz
  • Where: Georgetown Public Library
  • Address: 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas
  • Volunteer Opportunity: set up a table with NPSOT information and check on table supplies during the week
  • Volunteer Needs: several people on alternating days

May 2015

Hutto Home & Garden Show

  • Who to contact: Marilyn Perz for NPSOT booth
  • Who to contact: Cindy Stone for NWF Wildlife Habitat booth
  • When: Saturday May 9, 2015 0900-5pm
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Hutto is an excellent opportunity to promote NPSOT and the use of native plants in wildlife habitat gardens. Also will be promoting Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas project
  • Volunteer Needs: 2-4 per booth

Bamberger Ranch Family Picnic

  • Who to contact: Marilyn Perz
  • When: Sunday May 3, 2015
  • Where: Bamberger Ranch
  • Volunteer Opportunity: children’s activities
  • Volunteer Needs: usually 3-5 people in an all day event; more information in the near future

Hutto Home & Garden Show

  • Who to contact: Marilyn Perz for NPSOT booth
  • Who to contact: Cindy Stone for NWF Wildlife Habitat booth
  • When: Saturday May 9, 2015 0900-5pm
  • Volunteer Opportunity: Hutto is an excellent opportunity to promote NPSOT and the use of native plants in wildlife habitat gardens. Also will be promoting Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas project
  • Volunteer Needs: 2-4 per booth
  • Pioneer Days in Old Settlers Park

  • Volunteer Opportunity: More information in the near future