Think someone else is taking care of our country’s natural treasures, parks and preserves? Think again.

We hear it repeatedly from the State Park and Forestry Department, Wildlife Refuges, Ecological Centers, Audubon Society and local agencies dedicated to environmental stewardship: they have almost no power or resources to implement the environmental initiatives for which they were established to provide.
The majority of these government agencies have seen their budgets reallocated or cut by more than half. This means reduced manpower, reduced resources, and – in many cases – a huge loss of jurisdiction.

It’s your turn to take action.

 Program opportunities include

CLEANUP

We organize park cleanups in Ramapo Mountain State Forest.  Our team and dedicated volunteers work hard to protect the native wildlife and plants from injury and pollution. Contact us to learn the date of our next event.

INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL

For local ecosystem and human health, it is imperative competing invasive species be removed.  Our team and volunteers regularly monitor and remove invasive plant species to manage and reduce their harmful impact.

NURSERY MANAGEMENT

We grow New Jersey native species to enhance local plant communities. We propagate many rare plants including the American Chestnut and wildflowers. In doing so, we increase biodiversity and restore valuable wildlife habitat.
Restore native plants volunteers clearing brush
Restore native plants volunteers cleaning trash
restore native plants volunteers cleaning a park

SEASONAL COLLEGE INTERNSHIP

We are seeking motivated, passionate team members to help restore and revitalize the local plant and wildlife populations. We offer 2 and 3 month internships with the following requirements:
  • You should be a current college student in good standing.
  • Majoring in biology/environmental studies or a comparable major.
  • 16 – 40 Hours/Week Field Experience -Duties include learning and executing plant propagation techniques, maintaining nursery, planting large numbers of native plants (some large trees and shrubs included), invasive plant species removal and general maintenance.
Applicants should be capable of managing extended hours of physical activity associated with planting and invasive removal during summer weather.

We are now taking applications for Summer 2019.

SEASONAL HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP

We are eager to have local youth become involved in our initiatives. We offer 2 and 3 month internships with the following requirements:
  • Have a strong interest in preserving local plant and wildlife populations.
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours/week.
  • Duties include planting large numbers of native plants (some larger trees and shrubs included), invasive plant species removal and general maintenance.
Applicants should be capable of managing extended hours of physical activity associated with planting and invasive removal during summer weather.

We are now taking applications for Summer 2019.

SEASONAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

We love to bring dedicated individuals on board who are interested in donating their time and learning more about the importance of native plants.
  • Assist with planting large numbers of native plants (some larger tree and shrubs included)
  • Invasive plant species removal
  • General nursery operations
  • All volunteer hours can be counted towards service hours. (High school, College Honor Societies, Fraternities and Sororities, Merit Badges, etc.)
Applicants need to commit to a minimum of 2 hours/week. They should be capable of managing extended hours of physical activity associated with planting and invasive plant removal.

We are now taking applications for Summer 2019.