APRIL 22 | 9 AM to 3 PM

You’re invited to celebrate Earth Day here at Fenner Nature Center! Join us April 22 for our largest volunteer event of the year.

This year, we will be returning to the in-person, station-style stewardship event as we prepare the park for the peak 2023 season. Whether you are an individual interested in helping to steward the park or part of a larger group looking for opportunities to make a positive impact on Earth Day, sign up for a shift or two today!

At the Earth Day Extravaganza, you can sign up for the morning shift (9 to 11 a.m.) or the afternoon shift (12:30 to 3 p.m.) or both. During your shift, you can select a conservation or stewardship activity like picking up trail trash, pulling invasive species, maintaining trails, or participate in one of our larger projects like updating the Playscape and working in our pollinator garden.

Fenner staff will be onsite to provide training and lend assistance. Once you head out to your station, feel free to float from activity to activity and don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center during the lunch break for additional activities like nature story time hosted by the Capital Area District Libraries and BioBlitz hikes led by Fenner naturalists.

As the snow melts and invasives begin sprouting, spring is a critical time to manage the park and make sure it’s ready for the more than 65,000 visitors we see each year. We rely on YOU, our volunteers, to help care for the 134 acres and more than 4 miles of trail that make up the park.