2018-2019 Service Opportunities
Check Back Often - New Opportunities Added Frequently

Opportunities marked with ** are not GH sponsored.
form & picture must be submitted for credit.

September

Saturday, Sep 1 - GH Stadium Recycling (8-10)
Sunday, Sep 2 - GH Wetland Workday (9-11)
Saturday, Sep 8 - GH Stadium Recycling (8-10)
Saturday, Sep 22 - ** Big Sweep Lake Benson (9-10:30) (info) **
Saturday, Sep 22 - ** Big Sweep Walnut Creek (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Sep 22 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (3-5)
Sunday, Sep 23 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (3:30-5:30)
Tuesday, Sep 25 - Carpenter Park Community Garden (3:30-5:30)
Thursday, Sep 27 - Bond Park Compost Education Center (3:30-5:30)
Thursday, Sep 27 - Haunting at Harris Lake Training (4-5) w/mandatory event on 10/7
Saturday, Sep 29 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (9:30-12)

October

Monday, Oct 1 - Haunting at Harris Lake Training (4-5) w/mandatory event on 10/7
Tuesday, Oct 2 - Good Hope Farm (3:30-5:30)
Saturday, Oct 6 - GH Stadium Recycling (8-10)
Saturday, Oct 6 - Big Sweep Cary (multiple sites and times)
Saturday, Oct 6 - ** Big Sweep Lake Wheeler (9-11) **
Saturday, Oct 6 - ** Big Sweep Lake Crabtree (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Oct 6 - ** Big Sweep at Blue Jay Point County Park (9-12) (info) **​
Saturday, Oct 6 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)
Saturday, Oct 6 - Harris Lake County Park (4:30-6:30)
Sunday, Oct 7 - ** Big Sweep Durant Nature Preserve (1-4) (info) **
Sunday, Oct 7 - Haunting at Harris Lake (12:30-6:30) w/mandatory training on 9/27 or 10/1
Thu Oct 11-Mon Oct 22 - ** NC Soil & Water Conservation District @ State Fair (various) **
Saturday, Oct 13 - Carpenter Park (1-6)
Sunday, Oct 14 - GH Wetland Workday (9-11)
Friday, Oct 19 - Good Hope Farm (3:30-5:30)
Saturday, Oct 20 - ** Holt Rd Adopt-A-Hwy (9-10:30) **
Saturday, Oct 20 - ** Good Hope Farm (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Oct 20 - ** BugFest @ Museum of Natural Sciences (9-5) (info) **
Saturday, Oct 20 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10-12)
Sunday, Oct 21 - Procrastinator Special GH Wetland Workday (9-11)
Saturday, Oct 27 - GH Stadium Recycling (8-10)
Saturday, Oct 27 - ** Heritage Park Community Center (9-3) **
Saturday, Oct 27 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10:30-12:30)

November

Saturday, Nov 3 - ** Big Sweep at Rocky Branch near Dix Park (9-12) **
Saturday, Nov 3 - Big Sweep Bond Park (9:30-11:30)
Saturday, Nov 3 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10:30-12:30)
Sunday, Nov 4 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (2-4)
Thursday, Nov 8 - Good Hope Farm (3:30-5:30)
Saturday, Nov 10 - ** Darwin Day @ Museum of Natural Sciences (9-5) (info) **
Saturday, Nov 17 - Carolina Tiger Rescue (7:55-1:30)
Saturday, Nov 17 - Town of Cary Shred Event (8:00-11 & 10:30-1:30)
Saturday, Nov 17 - ** Good Hope Farm (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Nov 17 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10-12)

December

Saturday, Dec 1 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1:30-3:30)
Sunday, Dec 2 - ** Big Sweep Durant Nature Preserve (1-4) (info) **
Sunday, Dec 2 - Cary Senior Center (1:30-4)
Saturday, Dec 8 - ** Durant Nature Preserve (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Dec 8 - GH Adopt-A-Highway (10-12)
Saturday, Dec 15 - ** Good Hope Farm (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Dec 15 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)
Wednesday, Dec 19 - GH Wetland Workday (2:25-3:25)
Saturday, Dec 22 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)

January

Saturday, Jan 5 - ** Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Jan 19 - ** Durant Nature Preserve (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Jan 26 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)
Saturday, Jan 26 - ** Astronomy Days at Museum of Natural Sciences (9-5) (info) **
Sunday, Jan 27 - ** Astronomy Days at Museum of Natural Sciences (12-5) (info) **

February

Saturday, Feb 2 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (2-4)
Saturday, Feb 2 - ** Blue Jay Point County Park (2-4) (info) **
Saturday, Feb 9 - ** Adopt A Highway Davis Dr (8:15-10:15) **
Saturday, Feb 9 - ** Adopt A Highway Holt Rd (9-10:30) **
Saturday, Feb 9 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)
Tuesday, Feb 12 - ** GH Trail Workday (2:35-3:35) (info) **
Friday, Feb 15 - ** Walnut Creek Wetland Park (12-4) (info) **
Saturday, Feb 16 - Good Hope Farm (9-12)
Saturday, Feb 23 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)
Tuesday, Feb 26 - GH Wetland Workday (2:30-3:30)

March

Saturday, Mar 2 - GH Wetland Workday (11:30-1)
Saturday, Mar 2 - ** Blue Jay Point County Park (2-4) (info) **
Friday, Mar 8 - ** Walnut Creek Wetland Park (12-4) (info) **
Saturday, Mar 9 - Town of Cary Spruce Program Community Garden (9-12)
Saturday, Mar 9 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (2-4)
Saturday, Mar 9 - Town of Cary Spruce Program Native Planting (2:30-4:30)
Wednesday, Mar 13 - Town of Cary Spruce Program Community Garden (3-6)
Saturday, Mar 16 - Good Hope Farm (9-12)
Saturday, Mar 16 - ** Reptile & Amphibian Day at Museum of Natural Sciences (9-5) (info) **
Saturday, Mar 16 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (11-1)
Saturday, May 16 - Town of Cary Arbor Day (11:30-3:30)
Sunday, Mar 17 - GH Wetland Workday (10:00-11:30)
Saturday, Mar 23 - Carolina Tiger Rescue (7:55-1:30)
Sunday, Mar 24 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (2-4)
Saturday, Mar 30 - ** Big Sweep at Lake Wheeler Park (9-11) (info) **
Saturday, Mar 30 - Carpenter Park Community Garden (10-12)
Saturday, Mar 30 - Bond Park Compost Education Center (1:30-3:30)

April

Saturday, Apr 6 - Big Sweep Town of Cary (various)
Saturday, Apr 6 - ** Umstead Park (9-12 and/or 1-5) (info) **
Saturday, Apr 6 - ** BIg Sweep Lake Crabtree (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Apr 6 - ** Big Sweep Marsh Creek (11-1) (info) **
Saturday, Apr 6 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)
Sunday, Apr 7 - ** Jordan Lake State Park (11-3) (info) **
Tuesday, Apr 9 - Town of Cary Community Garden (3:30-5:30)
Wednesday, Apr 10 - Town of Cary Stormwater Site Management (3:30-5)
Wednesday, Apr 10 - Umstead Park (4-7) (info) **
Thursday, Apr 11 - Umstead Park (4-7) (info) **
Friday, Apr 12 - Town of Cary Stormwater Site Management (3:30-5)
Friday, Apr 12 - Umstead Park (4-8) (info) **
Saturday, Apr 13 - Umstead Park (6:30-4, various shifts) (info) **
Saturday, Apr 13 - ** Big Sweep Walnut Creek (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, Apr 20 - Good Hope Farm (9-12)
Saturday, Apr 20 - Town of Cary Community Garden (3-5)
Saturday, Apr 27 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10-12)
Saturday, Apr 27 - **Blue Jay Point County Park (10-4) (info) **
Tuesday, Apr 30 - Carpenter Park Community Garden (3-5)

May

Wednesday, May 1 - Carpenter Park Community Garden (3-5)
Saturday, May 4 - ** Big Sweep South Park (9-12) (info) **
Saturday, May 4 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10-12)
Sunday, May 5 - Harris Lake Longleaf Festival Training (3-4)
Wednesday, May 8 - Harris Lake Longleaf Festival Training (5-6)
Saturday, May 11 - ** Big Sweep Lake Johnson (10-12) (info) **
Saturday, May 11 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)
Monday, May 13 - Town of Cary Fire Station 2 (5-7)
Saturday, May 18 - Good Hope Farm (9-12)
Saturday, May 18 - Longleaf Festival @ Harris Lake (9:30-2:30)
Saturday, May 18 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)
Sunday, May 19 - GH Wetland Workday (9-11)
Saturday, May 25 - GH Adopt-A-Highway (9-11)

2nd Semester Hours Due by May 30th


Reminder: Opportunities marked with ** are not GH sponsored.
form & picture must be submitted for credit.







With stewardship as an important component of APES, each student is required to complete 12 hours of environmental community service. Six hours are due each quarter. If students complete more than six hours in the first quarter, the additional hours will rollover to the second. If a student fails to show up for an event they signed up for or removes their name from signup genius within 24 hours of the event, five points will be deducted from their grade. This deduction may be avoided by emailing Mr. Rush (or Ms. Magee/Ms. Parker) before the posted event start time. Many opportunities will be provided, with sign-up via signupgenius. If searching for your own opportunities, please DO NOT contact Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve or Lake Crabtree; they already provide us with all available opportunities. Students completing events not sponsored by Green Hope must fill out a service form and attach a photo. Community service activities that do not benefit the environment or an environmental organization, while commendable, do not count (ie. Habitat for Humanity, Landscaping & Beautification Efforts, Food Bank).
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Required Waivers
Adopt-A-Hwy
Bond Park
Bond Park Canoe
Good Hope Farm
Harris Lake
Lake Crabtree
Tiger Rescue
Town of Cary
KidsTogether Park
Holly Springs

Links

Service Form

Adopt-A-Hwy Safety Video

Service Photos

Wake County Parks & Rec Opportunities
(be sure it's environmental!)
community service