Beaver Creek Wetlands Association

1999 Dayton Xenia Rd, Dayton, OH 45434
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Our mission The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association preserves and restores our endangered wetland habitat through conservation, stewardship, education and public access.

Beaver Creek Wetlands Association

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Build Boardwalk at Dave Nolin Wetland Reserve

Phase 2 of the Spotted Turtle Trail marches on. Come help us build boardwalk at our newest wetland reserve! Training on site. See Skip Beehler or Ken Moran upon arrival. Location: Dave Nolin Wetland Reserve Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm Friday 8/12/2022.  Monday 8/15/2022, Wed 8/17/2022 and Fri 8/19/2022. Check for cancellations due to weather. Activity: Applying… See full description
  • 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • Recurring
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Outdoor, Maintenance
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Walk with BCWA and SICSA Paw Partners

Do you love dogs? Do you love walking, hiking or jogging in the wetlands? Then do we have the volunteer opportunity for you! BCWA and the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) are partnering to bring together volunteers and loveable pups to go for an hour walk in the wetlands. 10am-11am-… See full description
  • Children (5-12), 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • In-person, Outdoor, Foster Animals
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Monarch Tagging with BCWA

Join us for Monarch Tagging at Koogler Wetland/Prairie Reserve from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Fun for the whole family. Learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle and how to properly catch them. Learn where to place the tag on the monarch’s wing and tag the monarchs you catch! No registration required, training on site. See Beth… See full description
    , Groups
  • Children (5-12), 12-15, 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+, Child with Adult
  • One-time
  • On-site
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • In-person, Outdoor
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BCWA Sunday Volunteer Crew

09:00 am Location: Dr. James P. Amon Biodiversity Reserve (Formerly Fairborn Marsh) Join Dr. Amon and team for this worthy work session. Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm  8/14/2022 Activity: Trimming along the boardwalk/trails and carting out cut vegetation Tools: If you have pruners, loppers, a string trimmer, hedge trimmers or blowers, rakes, sawsall or bow saw,… See full description
    , Groups
  • 16-18, Adults (18+), 55+
  • Recurring
  • On-site
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • In-person, Outdoor, Maintenance
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Thank You Note Writer

Volunteer to write thank you notes for BCWA. We provide the stationery, envelopes and stamps. You provide your written words. Contact Shandah at sbrannen@beavercreekwetlands.org for more informaion.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual, Office work, Indoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Outdoor Field Opportunities

Our very active field crews work on habitat restoration including invasive control, planting and seed collection. Other efforts include boardwalk and trail construction, repair, and maintenance. Volunteer crews begin field work in mid-March and run through mid-November depending on weather. Saturday crews work weekly from 9am - 12pm, and Sunday crews from 1pm - 4pm, but may change to 9am - 12pm when the weather is hot. Opportunities are offered during the week, but not on a regular schedule. We provide training and education, so everyone is welcome! To receive our weekly volunteer opportunity emails, visit beavercreekwetlands.org/volunteer, scroll down to Volunteer Sign-up and submit your name and email address.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens, 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Physical, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Be a BCWA Ambassador

Anyone can be an ambassador for BCWA by promoting our conservation efforts and programs to schools, businesses and the community. We will provide any literature you need. Volunteering at events and fairs such as the Midwest Native Plant Conference is another way to engage the community.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Student Volunteer Service Hours

BCWA provides opportunities to high school students who need service hours.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+)
  • Virtual, Physical, Office work, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Plan or Help with Events and Programs

Join our engagement committee to help plan upcoming events such as the annual meeting, educational walks or programs like Monarch Tagging. The committee typically meets once a month and works together to create informative, meaningful and fun events.
  • Occasional, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Virtual, Office work, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Walks/Hikes/Talks

Present topics of your choosing and interest at a talk or on a walk through the wetlands. Topics may include wetlands, native plants, photography, birding, fitness, etc. Volunteer training booklet is provided.
  • Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help Beaver Creek Wetlands Association is a volunteer-based organization. Our volunteers make our mission a success! We offer multiple ways to help including habitat restoration, invasive species control, public educational events, administration, and more!
About us Beaver Creek Wetlands Association is a member supported non-profit land trust, working to protect and restore wetlands and other natural areas in the Beaver Creek watershed in Greene County, Ohio.
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