DNR invites groups to Work Play Earth Day volunteer events

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Work Play Earth Day volunteer events are returning this April.

The public has several opportunities to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) throughout the month through acts of service and outdoor recreation at Wisconsin state parks.

Individuals and groups can participate in activities that help enhance public lands. These events lead to lasting enhancements, increased awareness, and continued support for Wisconsin’s state parks.

Work Play Earth Day activities happening around the state include:

  • Planting trees;
  • Installing benches;
  • Removing invasive plants;
  • Painting picnic tables and other structures; and
  • Raking and cleaning up leaves and picking up litter.

Hours vary by event, with most beginning mid-morning and running through the early afternoon. Following service projects, volunteers are encouraged to stay, play, and enjoy state parks.

Anyone interested in volunteering for service projects is encouraged to sign up online through the DNR’s volunteer portal. Both individuals and groups may sign up online.