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Volunteer Opportunities

  • [PDF] Citizen Science Invasive Species Volunteers - June 2014 training info
  • Friends of Julia's Gulch (Tacoma, WA)
  • Nisqually Land Trust
    We frequently have volunteer plantings as well as other restoration work parties.  Would anyone within your organization be interested in receiving updates on any volunteer events we are having in the area? 

    Joe Kennedy
    Land Steward
    Nisqually Land Trust
    P.O. Box 1148
    Yelm, WA 98597-1148

    Office - 360.458.1111
    Fax - 360.458.1113
    Cell - 828.231.2081


  • Tacoma Nature Center Snake Lake Natural Area Stewardship Project -
    First and Third Fridays of the month

    All volunteers are welcome to continue removing invasive plants, mulching and planting natives at TNC Snake Lake. We begin around 9 a.m. for 3 hours on the first and third Fridays of the month and also on Park Appreciation Day in April and Greener Tacoma Day in September. We have wheelbarrows, tarps, shovels, forks, mattocks, pruners, pruning saws, etc., but bring your favorite weeding tools.  To get there from SR 16, take the east exit for S. 19th St., turn left (south) on Tyler Ave., and turn left into the TNC parking lot.  Check in at the front desk and we will show you what to do.  If you have questions contact Cyndy Dillon, 253.857.4003 or .
  • Ongoing
    Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge -
    Removing ricefield bulrush

  • Opportunity for Training and Volunteering at Scatter Creek Wildlife Area

    Several  slots are currently available for volunteers to register for a May 3rd Ecological Integrity Monitoring (EIM) training class for the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area.  Once trained, volunteers are expected to spend 8-16 hours of field work in the spring or summer as “citizen scientists” - monitoring habitat sites at the Scatter Creek Wildlife Area. This monitoring likely would be spread out over 2-3 sessions, but the actual time commitment is up to the individual collecting the data. Volunteers also most have Internet access so that they can enter data into the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website.  More information about the Scatter Creek project can be found at  An overview of the EIM program can be found at

    EIM training is a day-long  combination of classroom and field work. The venue for the classroom is the Grand Mound Fire Station at 18720 Sargent Road SW, Rochester, WA.  During field work that day, trainees will collect data at photo stations  and at vegetation sampling plots.

    The training event runs from  8 am until  4:30 pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Trainees need to bring a digital camera (or smartphone) to the training. If you have your own GPS unit, please bring that, too.  To sign up for the training, contact Janet Anthony at
    Deadline for signup is April 11, 2014.   Please let her know that you are responding as a result of this announcement on our website.