November 7th is Community Planting Day at the Biodiversity Education Center!

You are invited to come help the Friends of Coppell Nature Park plant an extensive native demonstration garden designed by professional landscape architect and Coppell resident, Janna Tidwell. Volunteers are needed all day from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in two hour shifts. Come share in this positive community event with friends and family. Lunch is provided, and in the spirit of Halloween, there will be face painting for the kids from 10am-2pm.

What will volunteers be doing? Plants will already be laid out in their designated spots so they can easily be picked up and planted. Supervisors will be present in each section to give instruction and facilitate the work so that the end result is a gorgeous professional landscape design! After each section is complete, it will be mulched to make for a picture-perfect shot of a beautiful fresh garden. This is an excellent learning opportunity since volunteers will identify native plants, get the hands-on experience of putting them in the ground, and see how their work contributes to a larger landscape plan.

What is required to volunteer? Pick one or more shift from the registration link below. Simply sign in upon arrival near the entrance to the Biodiversity Education Center. Just look for the Friends of Coppell Nature Park canopy to get set up! Since supervisors will be present to clarify what the plants need to thrive, there is no need for a green thumb, just the desire to be part of a project that will serve as an excellent learning ground to thousands and beautiful gem in our community. Gardening is hard work and a science however, so we are looking for volunteers that can follow directions closely and don’t mind getting their hands dirty.

How can I get involved? You can sign up for volunteer shifts on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday here, BEC Rain Garden Planting Day. Click here to sign-up to volunteer. This is also posted on the Friends of Coppell Nature Park Facebook page as an event here. Please feel free to “share” the Facebook page so all your friends will see it and/or send the BEC Rain Garden Planting Day sign-up link to your friends.  For more information, email

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