VOLUNTEER DAY: Heartwood’s Helpers


Want to be a Heartwood Helper?


Join Jonathan Sunday, May 16th at 9 AM to help with Heartwood’s BUTTERFLY GARDEN!



Volunteers needed to help revamp the Heartwood pollinator garden.

We will briefly discuss the ecological importance of native flowering plants to local pollinators with the hope that this helps inspire attendees to create their own pollinator friendly food sources.

We will provide coffee, a light breakfast and water, but please bring your own water bottle, sunscreen and/or bug spray if you need it.

Ages 5+

Sunday, May 16th, 9 AM – 12:00 PM (or whenever we finish planting all our plants)


Your Host:

Jonathan Bacco

Conservation Land Steward

Heartwood Preserve




  • gloves if you have them
  • water
  • insect repellant
  • hat if you wish
  • closed-toed shoes
  • wear pants!
  • any paperwork you need signed off on for Volunteer Hours


RSVP to 727-376-5111 or INFO@HeartwoodPreserve.com


Contact Jonathan for more info about this event,

or upcoming Heartwood Helper Events: Jonathan’s Email

OFFICE: 727-376-5111

CELL: 540-589-3183


4100 Starkey Blvd. TRINITY




CANCELED: Talk & Tour: Tree Planting


Our March Talk & Tour is all about planting trees.

This hands-on event will be led by Certified Arborist Joe Gross.

  • Learn how to properly plant and care for trees and shrubs.

  • Find out what a “root ball” is

  • Plant a tree or shrub in one of our designated planting areas

  • Learn why we don’t plant trees on the graves

Our “tree leader” for this talk is Mr. Joe Gross. Joe is a native Floridian and USF graduate (Criminology BA and MPA).

He has served in regulatory capacities for several jurisdictions within the Tampa Bay region and joined Hillsborough County in 2015.

He has been a Certified Arborist for over twenty years and is also a Master Naturalist and Master Gardener.

  • Good attire for planting: gardening gloves, light breathable clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunhat, closed toed shoes
  • Bad attire for planting: sandals, opened-toe shoes, white sneakers, and basically any garment that is afraid to get dirty.
  • All tools needed to plant trees will be provided. However, if you have a shovel, please bring it.
  • Restrooms and water fountain are available. Snacks will be provided.
  • PETS: We love pets, but for their safety and the safety of others, please leave them at home when you are attending Talk & Tours.
*Bring a refillable water bottle

Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 a.m.

Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery

4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity, FL, 34655

“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.”





Volunteer Day

How are you celebrating Earth Day this year? Do you love to Volunteer? 

Saturday morning, April 20th, we will be digging up and moving plants here at Heartwood.

Come help & learn about Florida’s beautiful native plants and wildflowers in bloom.

Have fun with other Heartwood Family and Friends.

Your RSVP is appreciated. We will provide water and snacks. Bring your own sun protection & water bottle, wear your grubby gardening clothes, closed toe shoes. We have tools and gloves, but if you have any, please bring them.


* If digging in the dirt isn’t your thing or you can’t make this event but still want to help, let me know. We could use help moving & settling in once our Welcome Center is complete.


Email Laura with any questions

Please RSVP to help us with planning:


(727) 376-5111







9 AM – 12 PM


Enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to connect with nature?

Heartwood Preserve’s Volunteer Day is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of “Friends of Heartwood Preserve”, who volunteer together, supporting their neighborhood and this natural habitat.




9 AM – 12 PM

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities:

You will help our Nature Preserve by removing exotic invasive weeds, maintaining our native wildflower beds, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help with the upkeep of this ecosystem for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! You will also learn about plants that belong, and those that don’t. We will be working outdoors, so please dress in weather appropriate attire, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes (old sneakers or boots), sun protection and be sure to bring a water bottle. We will have cool water to refill bottles, along with snacks, to keep everyone hydrated & fortified.


*Please RSVP by Monday, 10/15/18*

Ages 12 and up are welcome (ages 12 to 17 must have parent/guardian sign a release).



On-going Volunteer Roles Needed:

  • Caretakers for our Native Plant Garden/Butterfly Garden
  • Removal of invasive species
  • School Group Community Service
  • Community Service Projects
  • Trash pick-up



Volunteer hours provided, bring your company or school forms.

Contact Laura for more information