The Whatcom Land Trust offers several ways to join its conservation work. Here is a sampling:
• Work Parties – Events generally held on Land Trust properties on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon in the spring and fall
• Field Fridays — Volunteers spend the first Friday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. visiting parts of properties rarely seen by the public, learning about Whatcom Land Trust’s stewardship goals and processes, and participating in restoration and land management activities
• Land Stewards — Trained volunteers are assigned a property that they regularly monitor and submit reports about the state of the land. Stewards commit to visiting their properties at least once every three months
• Other Opportunities – The Land Trust, a nonprofit organization, needs help for a variety of tasks from documenting dying stands of western redcedar to staffing information booths at community events to maintaining the house that acts as Land Trust headquarters
• Business Opportunities — These exist for community businesses that choose to allow employees to donate their time, work outdoors and build team spirit
Covid-19 restrictions are in place to keep volunteers and staff safe during the pandemic.
For more information: https://whatcomlandtrust.org/volunteer/