WMEAC relies on caring volunteers like you to carry out our mission of leading environmental protection. We are all part of West Michigan’s environment, so we must work together to protect and positively influence our natural surroundings. WMEAC volunteers average 10,000 hours every year for various programs, professional, and maintenance needs! We need you to volunteer West Michigan to protect our environment!
Page last updated 10/19/2020.
RAIN GARDEN & GREEN ROOF
RAIN GARDEN & GREEN ROOF VOLUNTEER DAYS!
Next Scheduled Opportunity:
Thursday, October 22 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Join us in our rain garden and on our green roof, for volunteer days of weeding, mulching and planting!
The rain garden in our parking lot is one of the ways we reduce stormwater runoff, but it could use some TLC! You don’t have to know your plants – we’ll be there to help and answer questions! We also need help weeding the green roof garden to keep it working the way it should! Lend your green thumb to the cause and help pull weeds all while enjoying a great view. Everyone is welcome to participate – from aspiring green thumbs to Master Rain Gardeners!
Please note that protocols have been revised in accordance with COVID-19 best practices:
Please bring your own gloves and tools if possible. Sanitized tools will be available if needed. If you are feeling ill or have been in contact with anyone who might have COVID-19, please stay home. Please dress for the weather. Volunteers are only permitted in the office to use the restrooms. In the event of inclement weather, volunteers must shelter in their vehicle or leave early.
Location: WMEAC Parking Lot, 1007 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids
TEACH FOR THE WATERSHED
Teach for the Watershed
Our T4W program is an interactive, place-based watershed education program that connects middle school students to their local watershed using the tools of science and discovery! Students will engage in hands-on field work to determine the quality of a local stream.
If you are interested in working with students, environmental science, or protecting our water resources here in West Michigan sign up today to become a T4W Mentor! During the school year this program has two components: an in-classroom portion and an outdoor field work portion. This training session is for the field work portion.
During the summer, we need volunteers to help with activities at community events. If you’re interested in either summer or school-year opportunities, please send us an email or call our office at (616) 451-3051 for more information.
JOIN A COMMITTEE
WMEAC hosts a number of committees to help with our internal policies and procedures, provide guidance, and expand our network for effective community engagement.
Are you interested in a more formal commitment with WMEAC?
Let us know if you are interested in learning more about our Event Planning, Fund Development, Policy and Advocacy, IDEAL (Inclusion and Development of Environmental Allies and Leaders), and event specific committees like the Grand River Clean Up, Blue Tie Ball, the Annual Meeting, and Women and the Environment.