Volunteer Appreciation Day is held 10 a.m. the first Monday of every month.

Volunteer Appreciation Day began with a sample of what our Earth Day Celebration Trivia Night will be like 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20. Teams of two-six will answer questions about outdoor recreation, photo identification, earth science, Iowa history, sounds and famous environmentalists.

Sue Boettcher’s photography will be on display April-June in the eARTh exhibit area, and her opening reception will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Stop by for appetizers, wine and to hear Boettcher talk about her nature photography.

A new osprey nest and camera have been put up in Kenue Park, and osprey have been sighted in the region, although none have returned to this particular nest as of yet. We are expecting to see the male return any time now.

Asbestos is being removed in the former Pride Group building next to the Dickinson County Nature Center. Plans have not been finalized as to the future of the building following the asbestos removal.

As Pollinator Paradise moves from its former location in Kenue Park to the new addition at the Dickinson County Nature Center, we are looking at ways to utilize the volunteers at the former location. Suggestions have been made to start a landscaping group that meets once per week to help take care of weeds and gardens in Kenue Park, and others have expressed interest in volunteering at Westport Schoolhouse. If you are a former Pollinator Paradise volunteer, you should have gotten a letter in the mailing asking your preferences and ideas. Please contact Kiley Roth at 712-336-6352 or e-mail her by clicking here to chat about opportunities!

The next Volunteer Appreciation Day will be held 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, after the first Birding of the Green of the season. See you then!



Volunteer opportunities
  • Front desk
  • Westport Schoolhouse
  • Events

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, download our volunteer form and please contact Kiley Roth:


Office: 712-336-6352

Cell: 712-339-1153