Volunteerism, Opportunities to Get Involved

One of the questions often heard when talking about the American chestnut is ?I like what the Chestnut Foundation is doing ? how can I be involved? How can I help??
Realizing the CT organization works exclusively through the volunteer work of people just like you is an important first step. Every one of us is a volunteer dedicated to the cause, each for our own reasons, and each doing what we can do to help make the program successful. We openly embrace anyone who wants to join in, learn, and help.

Looking through the list of activities from the past year I saw some of the following tasks plus many more ..

  • bagging flowers from 50 feet up in a bucket truck
  • removing rocks from a new orchard
  • designing a logo and a newsletter
  • writing articles for a newsletter and a web site
  • photographing group events
  • finding ?mother trees? and helping positively id their genetic makeup
  • assembling deer proof fencing
  • writing a grant application
  • organizing the annual meeting
  • attending state forestry meetings as the organization?s representative
  • calling members to recruit work parties
  • Pruning trees and general maintenance

One of the great things about being involved in a 100% volunteer run organization is that we can probably use your skills. Plus, we virtually guarantee that you'll be taught more than you ever thought you'd know about the ecology of Connecticut's forests, and the history of the American chestnut.

Come join us as the Annual Meeting and talk about how you can get involved.

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Bill Adamsen

Bill Adamsen

Bill Adamsen is a member of the CT Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) Board of Directors. He served as Chapter President for eight years.

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