Get up close and personal with Thousand Islands National Park by volunteering. Volunteer opportunities are open to visitors and residents alike.
Go behind the scenes, learn something new and make a difference in helping to protect the amazing natural and cultural treasures of the park.
There are lots of ways you can volunteer. Volunteer as an individual, family or group.
Tree planting – Red Oak on Gordon Island
We are looking for volunteers to help plant 500 red oak seedlings on Gordon Island in mid-May. You’ll be helping to restore vibrant red oak forests, which support a high diversity of songbirds, butterflies and moths.
- Bring your own lunch and outdoor clothing. Planting tools supplied by the park
- Be able to help up to a full 6 hours outside, including boating to the island, hiking to and from the site and the time spent planting.
- Hiking on or off trails to the planting locations.
- Moving around the planting areas carrying gardening-type gear.
- Repetitive use of a small shovel and/or hoe to plant seedlings
- Helping to carry buckets of water, water the seedlings and map where they are planted for future monitoring.
What’s in it for you?:
- Boat ride to beautiful Gordon Island in the Thousand Islands
- A brief interpretive walk to learn about ecological restoration and how prescribed fire is a benefit to health of the park.
- A chance to meet and talk with National Park conservation staff.
- A chance to help restore a majestic oak forest in a National Park.
Contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “TREE PLANTING”.
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