The Wildflower Center is seeking volunteers to help sow the seeds of Bastrop’s recovery. As part of the Bastrop County Community Reforestation Program, the Wildflower Center is growing loblolly pine trees to help replace those lost in the 2011 fire that burned over 34,000 acres of woodland in the Lost Pines area of Bastrop county. They need your help sowing 350,000 seeds of loblolly pine into containers in their expanded tree nursery. Once sown and grown, the seedlings will be used in large-scale community planting efforts in the fire-ravaged community. No special knowledge or skills are required and training will be on-the-job with our Nursery staff. Volunteer shifts are Tues-Friday 8:30am–12:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am–1pm in June, or until all trees are planted.
If you would like to help Bastrop, contact the Wildflower Center’s Volunteer Manager, Carrie McDonald.