RVCA works with many volunteers throughout the year to help restore and enhance our watershed. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities that require varying experience levels and time commitments. There may be an interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunity at RVCA that's right for you!
Check our Events Calendar (below) to see special, upcoming events for volunteers/participants or learn more about specific volunteer opportunities listed in the Get Involved! Volunteer menu (on right).
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Black Rapids Creek Site (near the Woodroffe Ave. and Fallowfield Rd. intersection, north of the train tracks)
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM (3 HRS)
The RVCA Shoreline Naturalization Program will be planting trees and shrubs along the shoreline of Black Rapids Creek. Participants will help to plant trees and shrubs; a planting demonstration will be given beforehand. The site has difficult terrain to work in and is not suitable for young children. We will be meeting at 9:00AM on site along Black Rapids Creek.
Parking: There is no parking on site, but there is a park and ride at the corner of Woodroffe Ave. and Fallowfield Rd (https://goo.gl/maps/Pte8pxKYAn22).
Meeting location: From the park and ride you will walk across Woodroffe Ave. to the Greenbelt Pathway and follow it North until you cross the railway tracks. RVCA staff and RVCA white vehicles will be along the path.
What to wear: Dress for the weather! Wear sturdy shoes (steel toe boots recommended but not required), long pants and a hat
What to bring: Feel free to bring your own gloves and/or shovel if you have a favorite but we will provide both as well; please bring your own water bottle
What we will provide: We will have drinking water to replenish empty bottles, some snacks, shovels and gloves