Abbey Conservation Corps

"Volunteers contributing time, talent, and treasure for the next generation."arboretum overlooking abbey church 

The picturesque landscape of Saint John's Abbey Arboretum that we enjoy today has been shaped by more than 160 years of Benedictine community, work, prayer, and a vision for the long term. The biodiversity of this unique convergence of prairie, oak savanna, northern hardwoods, conifers, lakes, wetlands, and bogs is special and inspirational for all who experience it. As stewards of the Abbey Arboretum's treasured natural resources of today and tomorrow, we are working diligently to orchestrate initiatives that:
  • Preserve native plant and wildlife communities of the Abbey Arboretum lands
  • Provide opportunities for education and research
  • Model practices of sustainable land use
  • Make accessible a natural environment that invites spiritual renewal

2018 "LEAVE A LEGACY" INITIATIVES


HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Those interested in contributing time, talent, or treasure to these or other land stewardship projects, that will benefit the present and future Abbey Arboretum, should contact Abbey Land Manager, John Geissler. For most jobs, experience is not required, but enthusiasm and an interest in the environment definitely are! For a current list of volunteer opportunities and to sign up for our volunteer email list visit the volunteer page.