Events and Volunteering

Contact the Leo Creek Preserve for more information about volunteer opportunities and scheduled events.

LCP Cut Flower Program
Kids from the Suttons Bay Migrant Program cutting flowers for Tendercare residents
Teaching the Leelanau Montessori kids about fungi
Try our pH Scale and Plant Nutrient games
Dr. George Bird teaching soils program
Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative program on soil.
Searching for macro invertebrates


We welcome volunteers!

We need volunteers to help with planting, weeding, watering, dead-heading, digging and potting plants. We also need help compost turning and spreading, spring and fall chores, and simple wood-working projects. You can come just once, occasionally or regularly. We appreciate any time you have to give.


Weekly during July and August is our cut flower bouquet program for kids 11 and younger. We meet 10-11:30 on Wednesdays at Leo Creek Preserve, cut flowers, arrange them in vases, and deliver to MediLodge (formerly Tendercare) patients. MediLodge is a short walk from the Preserve. Parent involvement is required.  Advance sign up (two days notice) is recommended.

Leo Creek participates in the Watershed’s Center creek macro invertebrate sampling, identification, and reporting program – late spring and mid fall.  Contact us at if you’d like to participate.  School classes welcome.

Inland Seas Educational Association offers several land based Watershed Explorations programs that are held at Leo Creek Preserve year-round. Contact them if you are interested in learning more.

Leo Creek is an important Leelanau County lake trout and salmon spawning environment. Stroll along the creek trail this fall to see mature fish swimming and leaping their way upstream to lay eggs in a number of creek gravel beds.

The garden is open 24 hours. Come on in and wander. 

To RSVP or inquire about an event or volunteering please fill out the contact form below!