Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Southern Illinois University Environmental Ambassador Award
Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily from September 13, 2013 until November 17, 2013
SIU Students who provide 30 or more hours during an academic year for projects in support of the environment & sustainability qualify for the "SIU Environmental Ambassador Award". The honorary title Environmental Ambassador is bestowed by the Chancellor and the SIU Sustainability Council with the presentation of a plaque commemorating the award just before graduation in the spring.Return to event list.
All such volunteer hours must be documents on Saluki Volunteer Corps forms:
Volunteering in support of the following organizations has been deemed to qualify: Shawnee National Forest; Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge; Green Earth of Carbondale; the Local Organic Gardening Coalition of Carbondale; Rend Lake/US Army Corps of Engineers; Giant City State Park; Touch of Nature Environmental Center; Keep Carbondale Beautiful; Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation; & SIU. Volunteer events of these organizations and more may be found on this region-wide calendar: http://www.beautifysouthernillinois.org/events/calendar.html
If you have questions about whether or not volunteer hours in support of organizations not listed here, you may contact Kris Schachel, Sustainability Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
These are some examples of upcoming volunteer opportunities:
*LOGIC Double Dig
When: Friday, September 13, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Local Organic Gardening Coalition, 3373 W. Pleasant Hill Road, Carbondale, IL
*Keep Carbondale Beautiful litter cleanup day
When: Saturday, September 14, 10am – 12pm
Where:1450 East Main St Carbondale, IL
Sarah Heyer, Exec. Director Keep Carbondale Beautiful P.O. Box 1326, Carbondale, IL (618) 525-5525 www.keepcb.org www.facebook.com/KeepCarbondaleBeautiful Responsibilities: Collect litter and recyclables in assigned areas.
*Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge Cleanup
When: Saturday, September 21, 8am – 1pm
Where: Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie Creek Recreation Area @ Rt 13 causeway (between Carbondale & Carterville)
http://www.friendsofconwr.com/ Pre-registration is requested. Contact the Visitor Center at (618) 997-3344 to pre-register or for more information. Phone: 618-998-5933
Beautify Southern Illinois Student Alliance plans to use car pooling to the event -if interested, contact Andrea Vazquez
*Shawnee Volunteer Corps trail work days
When: Saturdays or Sundays, times vary
Where: Shawnee Volunteer Corps-Shawnee National Forest Date/Time/Location: Saturday September 28, 2013 Panther Den, Trail construction, 10am - 3pm. Saturday, October 5, 2013 Panther Den, Trail construction, 10am - 3pm. Sunday, October 6, 2013 Garden of the Gods, Trail maintenance, 10am - 2pm. Saturday, October 19, 2013 Panther Den, Trail construction, 10am - 3pm. Sunday, October 20, 2013 Bald Knob Wilderness, Trail maintenance, 10am - 3pm. Saturday, October 26, 2013 Panther Den, Trail construction, 10am - 3pm. Sunday, October 27, 2013 Bald Knob Wilderness, Trail maintenance, 10am - 3pm. Saturday, November 2, 2013 Panther Den, Trail construction, 10am - 3pm. Sunday, November 3, 2013 Garden of the Gods, Trail maintenance, 10am - 2pm. Sunday, November 10, 2013 Panther Den, Trail construction, 10am - 3pm. Saturday, November 16, 2013 Garden of the Gods, Trail maintenance, 10am - 2pm. Sunday, November 17, 2013 Panther Den, Trail construction, 10am - 3pm. Contact: Kelly Pearson, 618-833-8576 ext. 106. MUST CALL TO PRE-REGISTER
*Conservation Fair @ Du Quoin Fairgrounds
When: October 1-3, 9am – 3pm
Where: Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, Du Quoin, IL (map)
Contact: Sarah Heyer, 618-525-5525 Responsibilities: Educate children on environmental issues. Conservation Fair at DuQuion State Fairgrounds Tue, October 1, 12am – Fri, October 4, 12am Description Approximately 3,000 students from grades K through 6th go to different stations to learn about the environment. Presenters can choose age group and the days to present (do not have to sign up for all 3 days. Hosted by USDA, NRCS & IDNR.
*Green Earth of Carbondale, Native Plant Sale
Saturday, October 5th, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Green Earth of Carbondale will be offering native plants (shrubs, perennials, grasses and sedges) along with Keep Carbondale Beautiful's native trees at the Murdale Shopping Center. Pre-orders (available on our website starting the week of Sept. 16th http://www.greenearthinc.org/ ) may be picked up the day of the sale or held for later pick up. Call 618 201-3774 for more information.
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