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Parks & Trails Volunteer Opportunities

Location: Parks & Trails in Lincoln.
Contact Name: Janet Ball
Contact Phone: 402-441-7847
Contact email: parksvolunteers@lincoln.ne.gov
More Information on Parks & Trails

Adopt-a-Trail

Pick up litter along an entire trail section for 1-2 hours per week. Perfect for groups, businesses, neighborhood associations, individuals or families. On-site recognition provided.

Adopt-a-Park

Pick up litter in a pre-determined park for 1-2 hours per week. Perfect for groups, businesses, neighborhood associations, individuals or families. On-site recognition provided.

Landscape Maintenance

Perfect for neighborhood association groups, families, organizations or corporations who wish to provide tender loving care to landscape plantings throughout Lincoln. You will receive training on landscape maintenance, then work 1-2 hours a week throughout the growing season. On-site recognition provided.

Other Opportunities

If you are interested in other opportunities not listed here, please fill out the Volunteer form and return it to Lincoln Parks and Recreation at 2740 “A” Street and we will be in touch with you.

 

Community Foresty Volunteer Program

Contact Name: Janet Ball
Contact Phone: 441-7847
Contact email: forestry@lincoln.ne.gov
More Information on Community Forestry

A new volunteer program is being developed to engage volunteers in assisting in planting and pruning public street trees and trees in park areas. The Community Forestry Planner will be responsible for developing and overseeing this new program. Volunteers will receive training in tree planting and pruning similar to the Master Gardener program. Volunteers will then assist in planting trees along streets and in parks Volunteers will also assist in pruning young street trees and young trees in parks. Volunteers will be using hand equipment, and will work from the ground. These ideas are modeled after successful and highly effective community forestry volunteer programs in other communities that are helping to proactively plant and manage urban trees.

 

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