The Environment and Sustainability Service Corps Program seeks to take the joys of the outdoors and a clean environment and share them with the community. Riverview Gardens, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, and Bubolz Nature Preserve are great community partners to learn from. Our hope is that volunteers will become more aware of the environment in their every day lives and take action in the community and personally to protect it.
Vikings Ambassadors in Service and Engagement Program
This program will give students the tools to learn how to be a steward for the planet, globally and locally. Students will learn about what the Fox Valley is doing to support sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and clean public spaces all while learning how you can do your part.
More information about this program can be found here.
Riverview Gardens is a financially self-sustaining social enterprise, focused on job training for people in need, using urban farming and a park setting in downtown Appleton, WI. Riverview Gardens is a socially innovative, self-supporting venture that engages Fox Valley residents in community stewardship of a market garden enterprise, community park space, and job training program while enhancing the missions of local outreach organizations and building financial resources to help address root causes of poverty, homelessness, and unemployment.
- In the winter we will need help with upkeep for our hoop houses
- Help maintain crops in the hoop house
- Harvest produce
- Plant and transplant crops
All hours served at Riverview Garden go toward the earn-a-bike program. 15 hours of service results in a free bike, lock, helmet, and light.
Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve
The Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve strives to provide educational and recreational opportunities to encourage persons of all ages to develop and practice a sound environmental ethic, which reflects an understanding and appreciation of nature.
- Help keep trails clean
- Rent out snow shoes and Nordic skis
- Lead group trips around the nature preserve