Shadow Lake Nature Preserve


Stewardship - Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

Help SHADOW beautify our 100 acre preserve and wetland bog by maintaining trails, removing invasive weeds, and pruning native species.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 2.0

SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve Parking Area 10 AM-arrive and prepare 



Work hard, have fun, and practice skills like building trail, removing invasive species, planting native plants, and caring for the Nature Preserve by joining our weekly Volunteer Work Parties!

Work Party tasks change weekly and always include a walk through our 5,000-year-old bog.

These events are held rain or shine so make sure to come dressed for the weather. You may encounter muddy areas and plants with thorns so boots, long sleeves, and long pants are recommended.

No experience is necessary to participate. Tools and gloves are provided! Bringing a water bottle and lunch is encouraged!


participants will earn:


Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Tools, helmets work gloves and eye protection are provided.

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