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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.

Native Plant Planting, Along the Path of the Jaguar

8AM- 11AM   / Friday, June 25, 2021 & Friday, July 23, 2021

Join us for an exciting restoration opportunity planting native plants along a crucial migratory corridor for jaguar, bear, and other wildlife as part of our two-year climate adaptation and restoration project, Restoration Along the Path of the Jaguar!

Help us plant native plants from 
Borderlands Nursery & Seed to help provide critical forage for wildlife while increasing soil stability, reducing erosion and building a more climate resilient borderlands.

Learn about native plants, ecology, and restoration while volunteering alongside BRN staff while contributing to the ecological function and climate resiliency of this important wildlife corridor, the 
Borderlands Wildlife Preserve.

Contact Tess Wagner at twagner@borderlandsrestoration.org indicating which dates you would like to participate to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 20 participants. Depending on monsoon rains, we may also be watering on Friday, July 23. 

**Please note, work will be conducted outdoors in the heat of summer. Please bring plenty of water, snacks, and appropriate field gear (wide-brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, sunscreen, close-toed boots suitable for rocky terrain).