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VOLUNTEER

We couldn't do what we do without the helping hands that assist us along the way. Volunteering is a wonderful way to contribute to the health and well-being of the borderlands and help support the work of Borderlands Restoration Network! See below for our regular volunteer opportunities and be sure to sign-up on our volunteer list to be notified when a special project comes up! 

NURSERY VOLUNTEER

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9AM - Noon, Year Round


​Spend your morning at the BRN Native Plant Nursery with a great group of plant-lovers propagating native plants.  Bring water, and be prepared to get your hands in the dirt and for some outdoor work.

Contact ​
horticulture@borderlandsrestoration.org or call, (520) 216-4148 to sign-up.

SEED LAB VOLUNTEER

Mondays: 9:00AM - Noon, Spring, Summer, Winter

**Temporarily suspended due to COVID.**

Join us at the BRN Native Seed Lab for a morning of seed cleaning! Help us clean the native seeds that we have collected from the area and be part of restoration process.

Protective gear is provided, and the work is indoors with outdoor options.

Contact ​
horticulture@borderlandsrestoration.org or call, (520) 216-4148 to sign-up.

AGAVE MAPPING 

Now accepting volunteers for Agave palmeri surveys. Help us identify and observe populations of Agave palmeri in southern Arizona. These mapping efforts will create a baseline for Agave palmeri population health as part of our Bacanora for Bats project funded through the Salazar Center's Connectivity Challenge.

Our lead mapping scientist, Erin Riordan, will analyze previous mapping efforts and distribution modeling to highlight regions of key agave population importance.  Volunteers will help with both counts, as well as identification of juvenile agaves to assign health of a population through visible succession of the species if there are seedlings and pups found in each population.

Agave palmeri is a diverse agave species that comes in many sizes, but is characterized by its long, thin leaves, cold hardiness, and late summer bloom time, making them ideal for nectar feeding bats on their return trip to Mexico from saguaro land. They are also the most common agave found in the mid-elevation grasslands of southern Arizona and northern Sonora.

To sign up email
horticulture@borderlandsrestoration.org.