Friends of BCA
Friends of Boone County Arboretum, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, established to provide community support for the Arboretum. Because of their dedication and strong support of the Arboretum, many Friends members are also regular volunteers with us.
Volunteers help maintain and beautify the grounds at the Arboretum through Dig in the Dirt days (Tuesday mornings) and our Adopt-a-Collection program (on their own schedule, after completing training). Volunteers help with the planning, construction, and utilization of special highlight areas throughout the Arboretum. Volunteers who have backgrounds in education or horticulture help the Arboretum staff in our classes, school fieldtrips, and tours. We sincerely appreciate the countless hours our volunteers and members have selflessly donated to our cause, and look forward to their continued support.
Through the years, many Boy and Girl Scout Troops have participated in service days at the Arboretum. As these young men and women help beautify the grounds, they are learning the value of service to their community, and the importance of public horticulture. The Arboretum has also been the site of many Eagle Scout Projects, where the Eagle candidate leads other young men in a service project in an effort to earn Boy Scouting's highest rank. Examples of these projects include creating our various woodland trails, building foot/utility bridges, construction of informational kiosks and bird houses, and several other additions to our facility.
Community Service Groups
Church youth groups, corporations, high schools and other community organizations are invited to participate in a volunteer project. Hundreds of hours are donated to the arboretum each year by groups looking to give back. When your entire group gets involved, everyone has fun working together! Plan your next volunteer outing at the Boone County Arboretum.
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For more information how you can contribute to the growth of Boone County Arboretum, please contact us.