Invasive Plant Removal Work Crew/Leader
Location: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Duties: Volunteers work in teams to remove invasive plants such as buckthorn, leafy spurge, crown vetch, canada thistle, and hybrid cattails from the refuge. Minimal training is given on plant identification howver identification material is provided. Date/time arrangements made by crew leader. Crew leader may be a staff person but we are looking for a volunteer that could organize a monthly invasive removal day with several other volunteers. Tools and supplies will be provided by the refuge.
Qualifications & Time Commitment: Must complete a volunteer orientation with the volunteer coordinator prior to volunteering. Volunteers must be in good physical condition and able to work well in a group as well as independently with a minimum amount of supervision. Volunteers should be prepared by wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and dress for outdoor work. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation.

Invasive plant removal projects are coordinated by refuge biologists and volunteers will be called upon on a as-needed basis during the summer months. Projects typically last for 4-6 hours depending on the species and removal procedure.
Job Hazards: Potential hazards for this role include outdoor hazards such as scratches from plants (may include thorns and nettles), rash from poison ivy, insect bites/stings, or sunburn. Other potential hazards include injury from slips, trips and falls, blisters or foot problems could occur from hours of walking, strain from bending and lifting, cuts/abrasions to hands and arms, injury from using hand tools (saws and loppers), and potential exposure to chemicals (pesticides).
Address: 17076 293rd Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN 55398
Work:(763) 389-3323
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Volunteers serve up to: 4 hours One time
Times needed:
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Experience/Skills/Qualifications: Biology
Chemical Spraying
Invasive Species Identification
Plant Identification