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Gardening, habitat preservation


Organization: Fletcher Wildlife Garden

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 50

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Sep 30, 2020


Interested in local plants and wildlife? Enjoy working outdoors? Fletcher Wildlife Garden is looking for volunteers to plant, weed, and remove invasive species, particularly in our “Back Yard Garden.” The BYG is intended as a demonstration site to show gardeners in Ottawa what local plants can be used to attract and support butterflies, pollinators, and birds. Work in our “Butterfly Garden” involves planting and maintaining a variety of plants that attract and sustain butterflies and other pollinators.
Enjoy working in the outdoors with friendly people starting in May. Willingness to work with a team trumps lack of experience.
All activities start at our Interpretation Centre. Volunteers should dress for the weather and the work and bring their own water. The FWG is best reached by car or bicycle, as public transit is no longer available.
Just come on out, or check our website ( for further information. We can be reached by email at, but please give us at least a week to reply. NOTE: The gravel road to Fletcher Wildlife Garden is located off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum. Look for the FWG sign opposite the parking lot for the Agriculture Museum. Currently there is no bus service along Prince of Wales.


Ted Farnworth


Volunteer Opportunity Address
Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa


Good for people interested in: Environment; Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening)

You will be working with: Men; Youth (16-18 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
As you work, you will learn about wildlife-friendly gardening that encourages pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other insects, that does not need herbicides or pesticides, and that can transform any home garden. You will learn about local plants and have opportunities to identify birds, butterflies, and other wildlife native to the Ottawa area.

How will the organization benefit?
We need many hands to help maintain and improve the Garden as an educational and demonstration project of the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club. The FWG is entirely managed by volunteer efforts. No volunteers, no FWG. Volunteers can work as much or as little as they like; we are flexible and every effort is helpful.

Organization category: Environment

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Seniors (65+); Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Groups

Suitable for community service hours: Yes