Greening the Park
Description: Montpelier Parks and Trees Department
Our purpose is to maintain and improve Montpelier's park system to meet the park, trail, and open space needs of the present and future park visitors. Additionally, we work to assure the health of Montpelier’s street trees and remove those that become hazards.
Type of Work: Volunteers will be working on a variety of projects, including trail improvement work (shoveling, raking, using a wheelbarrow, etc.), some habitat management (removal of destructive plants) along with occasional general park maintenance. The group will also assist in preparing for and running a weekend park festival. Since volunteers will be working during the festival, we will take a couple days off in the middle of the week to give volunteers get some free time. Much of work will involve some level of hard physical labor. The group will be immersed in a small town in an international group that will work with park staff and other volunteers.
Accommodation: Accommodations will be at the local Trinity church with that will have facilities for cooking. Sleeping will be in two big rooms on rustic “cots.” Showers will be available at a different location. Be sure to bring your mattress pad and sleeping bag!
Be sure to tell the other volunteers if you have any special diet needs.