LINPI is currently accepting applications for Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA) Education and Outreach Specialist. 

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We are pleased to announce a series of Volunteer Work Days will be hosted at the end of August and into September which will provide training on plant identification, propagation and seed production on the following dates and locations

All work days will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or how many hours you can put in) . We will provide light refreshments but please feel free to pack a lunch

Volunteer Opportunities


October (TBD) - Founder Plot Planting at Sisters of St. Joseph, 1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood, NY

November 16 - Native Plant Symposium Prep Farmingdale State College (TBD) Roosevelt Hall, Farmingdale, NY

November 17 - Native Plant Symposium Farmingdale State College (TBD) Roosevelt Hall,  Farmingdale, NY


Please wear clothing for field work and that which will provide protection from the elements (i.e. sun, insects (including ticks)). Hats, sunscreen and gloves are encouraged. 

Suffolk County Community College Volunteer Activities:

The volunteer activities at the Suffolk County Community College include assisting with transplanting seedlings for next year’s plant sale and founder seed production. In addition, we also seeking assistance with our fall plant sale which will include assistance with set up the day before and helping costumers select plants, transport to vehicles, plant care and transplanting etc. the day of the plant sale.

 Sisters of St. Joseph Volunteer Activities:

 We are also seeking volunteer assistance with planting of our new Founder Seed Production plot during the ground breaking ceremony at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, our newest initiative made possible thanks to funding provided by Suffolk County’s Water Quality Protection and Restoration Program.  Training on plant handling and planting will be provided the day of during this event with additional opportunities to help plant provided into October.  There is plenty of space and plenty of plants to hone your planting skills! Many hands make light work and with so many people working together there will be plenty of laughs and lively conversation. 


The Long Island Native Plant Initiative (LINPI) is an all-volunteer cooperative effort of over 30 non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, nursery professionals, and citizens.  The mission of this organization is to protect the genetic integrity and heritage of Long Island native plant populations and thus biodiversity from a landscape to genetic level, by establishing commercial sources of genetically appropriate local (ecotypic) plant materials for use in nursery, landscaping, and habitat restoration activities.


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