Volunteer and Make an Impact

Earth Day? How about Earth Week! 7-Days 7-Habitats!

April 21 – April 27, volunteer to give local wildlife a place to thrive! Earth Day is right around the corner! But at Lost River Cave, every day is Earth Day and during the entire week of April 21st-April 27th, we will celebrate different habitats across the park!

Bring your family, friends, or staff and enjoy the benefits of nature as we help restore habitats right in your own backyard!

Join when you can! 

We will begin each day at 1:30 pm and will work rain or shine until 4:30 pm or later depending on sunlight and participation. We understand from student to working professional, we all have a busy schedule, but we all deserve to enjoy nature, so join us when you want, as long as you want. 

Free Boat Tour Pass! All Habitat Heroes will receive a free boat tour pass!

Want to learn more about your environment? 

Each day, at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, Nature Center Naturalists and Docents will provide a short program with interesting information about the habitat being restored that day:

RSVP Online

Earth Week Schedule

Sunday, April 21 1:30 pm –            Forested Valley

Monday, April 22 1:30 pm –           Wildflower Hotspots

Tuesday, April 23 1:30 pm –          Bird Blind and Spring

Wednesday, April 24 1:30 pm –   Trading Post Area

Thursday, April 25 1:30 pm –       Wetland

Friday, April 26 1:30 pm –              Prairie

Saturday, April 27 1:30 pm –        Meadow

For more information:
Contact Chad or Delaney at 270.393.0077.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I need to wear? We recommend wearing pants and long sleeves. Bring gardening gloves and a water bottle.  We’ll provide a cooler with water.

What age can participate? We recommend participants be over the age of 10, but all ages are welcome.  Children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I use this event for service hours? This event is great for anyone who needs service hours and all habitat heroes will receive a free boat tour pass!

Can I bring my own tools? Yes, feel free to bring your shovels, handsaws, and rakes, but we ask you not to bring power tools or chainsaws.

Can I arrive later than 1:30 pm? Yes, we understand busy schedules and we encourage you to join us when you can. We will offer the habitat education programs at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm each day for your convenience.



“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”

-Aldo Leopold