Volunteer to protect the environment

Become a Master Recycler/Composter.

Join fellow waste reduction enthusiasts and become an advocate for your community as a Hennepin County Master Recycler/Composter. These trained volunteers plan and implement projects that prevent waste, improve recycling and increase public awareness of opportunities to recycle and compost.

The spring course will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9 pm from April 11 to May 16 at Elim Lutheran Church in Robbinsdale. An optional field trip will be held on Friday, May 4.


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Become a tree steward

Learn the basics of tree care and help take care of the urban forest in your community by becoming a tree steward. Volunteer tree stewards take a one-day class that covers the basics of tree biology, health, planting, watering, and pruning through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on, outdoor field experience.

Volunteers will then have opportunities to practice their skills by helping with various tree planting and tree care projects in the community.

The next class will be held Saturday, March 31 from 8 am to 4 pm at the Hopkins Fire Station. Learn more and sign up.

For more information, contact Jen Kullgren at jen.kullgren@hennepin.us or 612-596-1175.


— Information from Hennepin County.