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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! 

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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 ​ or call, (520) 216-4148 to sign-up.

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Mondays: 9:00AM - 12:30PM, Spring, Summer, Winter

Join us at the BRN 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 the restoration process.

Please bring a mask for respiratory protection as the work can be dusty. Seed cleaning is all indoors with outdoor options.

​Contact to sign-up.



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