UA Arboretum-Community Garden Work and Trail Maintenance

(Cancelled) was Saturday, October 10th, 2020 from 8:00am to 12:00pm (CT)
This event has been cancelled.


The University of Alabama Arboretum features walking trails through a native woodland section, a wildflower garden, a collection of ornamental plants, an experimental garden, and a children’s garden. Most of the Arboretum’s land was donated by the federal government to help support the University’s goals of promoting research and providing public education and service.

The Arboretum is a scientific institution that engages in teaching, research, and service with primary emphasis on the ecology and biodiversity of Alabama.Also on the grounds is a community garden whose produce is donated to local non profits including the West Alabama Food Bank and the Community Soup Bowl.

As a volunteer you will help remove invasive species from the garden and surrounding areas.

  • Due to social distancing requirements the CSL is unable to provide transportation for volunteers.  

  • Students are responsible for transporting themselves to and from the volunteer site 

  • Students are expected to arrive on time  

  • Students are expected to stay for the duration of the volunteer time slot  

    All student volunteers must wear long pants and close toed shoes. Student volunteers are required to provide their own PPE and a mask must be worn for the duration of the service opportunity. 
    Volunteer tasks are subject to change at the discretion of the Community Partner.

Registration Closes
Oct 9, 2020 5:00pm or when space runs out.
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Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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