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Family-Friendly Volunteer Opportunity: Save Seattle’s Apples Saturday 5/16 with City Fruit in West Seattle!!!

Join City Fruit to Save Seattle’s Apples! In an effort to build awareness and strengthen the health of Seattle’s urban fruit canopy, City Fruit is hosting neighborhood-specific pest prevention campaigns. Join us as educate and assist West Seattle apple tree owners on protecting their trees from pests. We will meet near Fauntleroy Park (address to be sent after registration) to receive supplies and learn proper techniques before breaking into groups and helping our neighbors care for their fruit trees! The more apples we can protect, the more fruit we can harvest and share with the community.

All volunteers (kids and adults) will receive t-shirts for helping out!

Sign-up here to volunteer and check out all of our other upcoming events.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothes to work in. Snacks, drinks and gloves will be provided. Email natalie@cityfruit.org with any questions you have about volunteering or about other ways to get involved.

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Volunteer Leadership Opportunity with the Student Philanthropy Education Program

The UW Foundation has an exciting opportunity we would love for you to share with your students. SPEP (the Student Philanthropy Education Program) is entering its sixth year on campus, and is recruiting for 10 leadership positions (descriptions in the attached document). SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students.

Why apply for a leadership position?

  • FREE FOOD always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Non-profit work and event planning

The service period is September 2015- June 2016, with a mandatory offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, June 18-20th. All costs covered by program.

Please send back the following before May 17th at 11:59 pm to secure your ideal interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) you are interested in- see attached position descriptions
  • Available interview times (morning of Thursday, May 21st, Tuesday, June 2nd, and midday, Thursday, June 4th)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (1 pg max)
  • (Unofficial) Transcript
  • Whether or not you are able to attend the mandatory leadership retreat June 18th-20th

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Monic McDonald at mcdonmon@uw.edu or 206.616.0490

SPEP leadership desciptions 2016.pdf

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Farmers Market Gleaning Volunteer

With the days getting warmer and brighter, there will soon be bounties of fresh produce at local farmers markets. In preparation for this upcoming season, Pike Market Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help glean produce at our partner farmers markets this summer.

Here is some info about what volunteering will entail:

· Volunteers will arrive near the end of the farmers market to collect donations of unsold produce from farmers.

· Pike Market Food Bank will provide name tags and aprons and organize transportation of gleaned produce from markets to the food bank.

· Produce collected at the markets will be distributed to food bank clients. This will help ensure that our food bank clients have access to fresh fruits and vegetables!

Pike Market Food Bank Gleaning Volunteer.pdf

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It’s weeding time plus Cougar-Squak Open House on June 6!

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Thank you to our parks volunteers, a special group of people who give so effortlessly to keep our parks, trails and open space beautiful. If you have not volunteered with King County Parks, we hope you will join us at one of our upcoming volunteer events.

Time for weeding, mulching, and more weeding. The lush canopy of native trees with the equally lovely low growing shrubs in our parks could really use some more help!

Keeping invasive and noxious weeds controlled does wonders for the health of a forest – from tiny urban wood lots to the magnificent huge forest lands. It’s quite a refreshing way to take care of yourself, too!

Get some fresh air, use your muscles, and get great exercise while enjoying park land that is beautiful. Volunteer with King County Parks today!

May 16

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Log Cabin Natural Area
  • Native trees need your help! Mulching and weeding to help them survive and thrive.

May 16

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • White Center Heights Parks
  • Invasive weed removal

May 30

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Upper Bear Creek Natural Area
  • Join the wonderful Water Tenders folks and help remove to ‘not heavenly’ but insidious yellow archangel weed. Let’s help the native trees by covering those devilish noxious invaders with cardboard and mulch.

May 30

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Kathryn Taylor Equestrian Park
  • Trot on over! Help keep the horse arena, round pen and trailhead area in prime horse use condition with an emphasis on water quality.

May 30

  • TBD
  • Lake Geneva Park
  • Community event at this great park along the lake. Work to make it an even better place.

June 6

  • 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Cougar-Squak Mountain Corridor Open House
  • Celebration of Cougar-Squak Mountain connector park. Join sponsors, get trail maps, and walk and talk with trail enthusiasts!

June 6

  • 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
  • Squak Mountain Park
  • Take ivy out along a new hiking trail.

June 13

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tanner Landing Park along the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River
  • Help to remove Scot’s Broom along a park fence line and learn how fun a weed wrench can be!

June 20

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Taylor Mountain Forest at Hobart
  • Come out and help mulch recently planted trees and see the newest acquisition to the 1,600 acre park.
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Gillnetting/Purse Seining in Lake Washington

Get your hands wet in Lake Washington with the Beauchamp lab. No experience necessary – everyone’s got to start somewhere!

Lake WashingtonThis summer the Beauchamp lab will be pretty busy with two types of sampling on Lake Washington.

The first type of sampling is purse seining in Lake Washington as part of a study to estimate the abundance and predation impact of coastal cutthroat trout and northern pikeminnow on juvenile salmonids. We will be on the 70′ purse seine vessel MV Franciscan No.1. If you have not had a chance to see a larger type of sampling, this is a good opportunity get your hands slimy. We will be sampling nights, see google.doc or below for dates, and each night we will leave from UW at ~6:30pm and return by 6:00am, these times will shift based on sunset and sunrise but this is the longest we will be out. Each night we sample, I am looking for 2-3 volunteers to come out with us on the boat. You will be helping us to process the catch of planktivores as well as taking samples from any large fish.
Lake Washington Gillnetting
The second sampling opportunity is gill netting in Lake Washington to sample the on-shore food web. We sample for two-three days each month from now through October, see below or the attached google.doc for dates. I am looking for 2 people each day to help pick nets, re-set nets, and process our catch. We start at 7:00am, get back to SAFS by 3-4:00 pm,  and process the catch, which takes a couple more hours.

We have gloves, heavy rubber raingear, and boots in many sizes. You will only need to bring appropriate clothing, a headlamp (purse seining) or sunglasses (gill netting), and a lunch. Feel free to ask questions. Feel free to email

Casey Clark (clarkc25@uw.edu) to sign up or you can put your name down on the google.doc
Purse Seining Dates:
May 15th & 16th
June 12th & 13th
July 10th
October 12th & 13th
Gillnetting Dates:
May 27th & 28th (tentative)
June 2nd & 3rd
June 18th & 19th (tentative)
July 14th & 15th
July 21st & 22nd
August 11th & 12th
September 15th & 16th
October 6th & 7th

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Student volunteers for UW Climate Change Video Contest presentation

The UW Climate Change Video Contest is seeking some student volunteers to help with the presentation on May 15th. The presentation will feature celebrity judges who will publicly view and comment on the finalist videos from the contest submissions. It will take place at Town Hall (1119 Eighth Avenue) from 7PM to 9PM. Volunteers are needed for check-in tables and to help guide participants. The volunteers may also attend the private reception that will take place after the presentation.

Here is some information about the event: http://depts.washington.edu/sefsblog/uw-climate-change-video-awards-meet-the-judges/

If you would like to volunteer, please contact David Campbell at davidc23 or Sarah Thomas at saraht4.

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Pika Surveyors

Volunteers needed for pika research in the Northern Rockies and Cascade Mountains

The USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center is seeking full-time volunteers for the summer to assist in research on American pikas, alpine ecosystems, and landscape climatology. Volunteers will work in teams traveling to remote locations across the West to survey pikas, deploy microclimatic sensors, and survey microtopography for validation of LiDAR-based talus maps. Work will involve frequent camping and strenuous hiking on rocky talus slopes throughout Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Washington, and Oregon. Focused research will likely occur within the Sapphire Mountains near Missoula, MT for about half of the field season. Although breathtakingly scenic, accessing these locations is physically demanding, often requiring sustained hiking in remote, rocky, high-elevation locations. In particular, logistics involve navigating a 4WD vehicle on unmarked dirt roads, and then using map, compass, and GPS to day-hike or backpack off-trail to unmarked locations 1-12 miles from the vehicle. Some sites may require hikes that ascend upwards of 900 m in elevation. Vehicles, equipment, and instruction in field techniques and safety practices will be provided. Volunteers will receive per diem and reimbursement of eligible expenses. Per diem rates generally range from $23 to $60/day depending on travel status (i.e. camping or not) and location. Field work will likely start in late June and extend through September. Start and end dates may be negotiated to accommodate specific needs such as student volunteers resuming school in September. Because field-work will require extensive training in methods of data collection, we prefer that volunteers commit at least 2.5-3 months to the project. Students wishing to develop senior theses or earn academic credit for their volunteer efforts may make arrangements with their University.

If interested, please email a Word document or pdf that includes your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 or more references to Dr. Aaron Johnston (USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center; ajohnston@usgs.gov (406) 994-7158) by 15 May 2015. Please include your dates of availability in the cover letter. Applications may be accepted after this date if positions remain unfilled.

Requirements:
• Ability to hike on rockslides with a moderately heavy backpack in rugged, high-elevation areas. • Familiar with navigation by maps, compass, and GPS
• Comfortable working and camping in remote, backcountry locations • Critical-thinking skills, attention to detail, and positive attitude • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Desirable qualifications:
– Experience in backcountry navigation, GPS, and collection of field data. – Interest in ecology, wildlife, climate, physical geography, and scientific research – Plant ID skills
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Student Naturalists Needed for Outdoor Education Activity

Volunteer Opportunity:

Cass Turnbull, local legend and pruning expert, is looking for several students to help out with an educational tour of the Myers Parcels on Friday May 8, 9 – 11:30am. She and others will be guiding 9th graders through the area.

If you have worked with young people before and are experienced with outdoor education, this is a great opportunity to get in touch with folks actively involved in conservation efforts taking place in our region.

The goal of this activity is for the young students to:
* Get a sense of the site
* See what geographic features exist and to photograph them
* Note the types of vegetation
* Note whether there are signs of wildlife

Details:
* This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity
* Friday May 8
* Arrive at 9am at the Myers Parcels. Activity is 9:30 – 11:30am.
* Coffee and snacks provided
* Wear good shoes and warm/weatherproof clothing for potentially rough terrain and inclement weather

Former Seattle City Council member Richard Conlin may be in attendance as well. This is a high profile site and could provide as an entry point into conservation/education/restoration work.

If you are interested please contact me (Vera) at verag. We’d like to have volunteers lined up by next Tuesday May 5.

verag@uw.edu.

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Symposium Oral Presentation Session Assistants

Symposium Volunteers Needed!

We invite you to volunteer for the Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11 am – 6 pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium. While we have various shifts available for volunteers to register for, we are especially in need of Oral Presentation Session Assistants.

Here is the link to sign-up for volunteer shifts: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/volunteer/. Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

Thank you for your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!

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Global To Local Volunteer Information Session on 4/28

G2L Connection Desk Session 2015.pdf

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Volunteer Leadership Opportunity

SPEP (the Student Philanthropy Education Program) is entering its sixth year on campus, and is recruiting for 10 leadership positions (descriptions in the attached document). SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students.

Why apply for a leadership position?

  • FREE FOOD always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Non-profit work and event planning

The service period is September 2015- June 2016, with a mandatory offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, June 18-20th. All costs covered by program.

Please send back the following before May 17th at 11:59 pm to secure your ideal interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) you are interested in- see attached position descriptions
  • Available interview times (morning of Thursday, May 21st, Tuesday, June 2nd, and midday, Thursday, June 4th)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter (1 pg max)
  • (Unofficial) Transcript
  • ·Whether or not you are able to attend the mandatory leadership retreat June 18th-20th

SPEP leadership desciptions 2016.pdf

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Call for Volunteers @ Lavender Graduation

The Q Center and QSC are seeking volunteers for Lavender Graduation. The ceremony is packed with vibrant energy, candid humor, danceable music, delicious food, photo booth fun… and last but not least, so many CUPCAKES! We hope that you will consider teaming up with us because volunteers are essential to the success of the celebration.

Lavender Graduation 2015: “Shine Bright!”

Tuesday, June 9th*

6:00 – 8:30 PM @ UW Tower Mezzanine Lounge

Visit the Volunteer Registration Link for details and sign up

*Volunteers are needed the day before as well as the day of the event.

If you are a graduate who plans on walking at the celebration, please register.

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Summer Field Assistants Needed for Wolf-Deer-Plant Research

Looking for some hands-on field research experience this summer? Precisely the sort of the training that employers and graduate programs are eager to find on your resume?!

Well, SEFS doctoral student Apryle Craig is recruiting student volunteers to assist with installing deer exclosures as part of a research study investigating the impacts of recolonizing wolves on deer herbivory in northeast Washington. Volunteers may also have the opportunity to practice radio telemetry, install trail cameras, review camera footage, and more. Independent study credit may be available, as well.

Volunteers should be comfortable working long days, usually in teams of two, and will be moving rolls of fencing and cutting wire. You’ll be camping most nights of the week, working Monday through Friday, and then have weekends off (and you’re of course allowed to stay at the camp if you choose). Experience with plant identification is a plus but not required—and please indicate if you feel comfortable identifying plants of northeast Washington to species-level. Safety is a priority, too, so please also indicate if you have CPR and/or first aid training.

Volunteers should be willing to commit a minimum of two weeks, but you can also extend your stay from mid-June through mid-September (to coincide with the UW summer session).

Positions are open until filled, and you can contact Craig at apryle@uw.edu for more details or to apply!

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Call for Undergraduate Research Symposium Volunteers!

The Undergraduate Research Program is recruiting Volunteers for this year’s 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happening on Friday, May 15th from 11am – 6:00pm in Mary Gates Hall. Our Volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium

Here is the link to view volunteer shifts and to sign-up: http://www.washington.edu/undergradresearch/symposium/volunteer/. Volunteers can sign-up for multiple shifts as long as the times do not conflict.

We hope to have you Volunteer, and we appreciate your support of the UW Undergraduate Research Program and the Research Symposium!

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Outreach Volunteer Opportunity: hands on activities for a local K-8 school for Earth Day

Earth Day Celebration

Hazel Wolf K-8 is having its annual Earth Day celebration. This event runs the afternoon of April 22nd from 1:10 -3:00. Each classroom will choose two activities during this block to participate in. The activities/demonstrations are run by teachers and community members on varies topics connected to our earth, how its changing and what we can do to conserve it. We are looking for presenters who are willing to come do a demonstration or give a presentation to a group of 20-30 students at a time. Students kindergarten through 8th grade will be participating. The activities can be designed for a range of ages or specific age groups can be suggested by the presenter. Each presenter will be asked to run two sessions (for two different groups) during the block. Each session needs to be 30-45 minutes.

Hazel Wolf K-8: Hazel Wolf K-8 is an ESTEM school currently located in the John Marshall Building near Green Lake. Hazel Wolf has a diverse student body and active MESA program.

Details: Hazel Wolf K-8 ESTEM/Earth Day Event.

April 22nd from 1:10 – 3:00 at Hazel Wolf

Address: 520 NE Ravenna BLVD Seattle, WA 98115

Contact: Karli Gordulan at kegordulan@seattleschools.org

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Calling Volunteers to Help Plant Trees for Research!

Throughout this month, one of your fellow doctoral students, Matthew Aghai, is putting together a volunteer crew to help with research-based field and greenhouse planting work for the Sustainable Silviculture Lab. They would love to host undergrads and grad students who want to gain some plant propagation and field work experience, and there are plenty of opportunities all over the state. Plus, they’re open to flexible hours to accommodate class schedules and other coursework!

Take a look at the attached flyer or the details below, and contact Matthew at aghai if you’re interested!

Planting Locations

Center for Urban Horticulture (UW Campus)

Pack Forest (UW School Forest)

Cedar River Watershed (West side of Cascades near North Bend)

Tolt River Watershed (West side of Cascades near Duvall)

Elk Heights (East side of Cascades near Cle Elum)


The Research

Seedlings of 10 different native tree species are being planted into experimental trials that hope to contribute findings to mixed species regeneration and reforestation efforts in the PNW. Shade and moisture tolerance, and relationships with symbiotic organisms called Endophytes will be evaluated through these trials. Come help and learn more about it!


The Volunteers

We would like student and other volunteers to help us on the UW campus potting up seedlings for the controlled aspect of the study at CUH. Also, for those interested in gaining fieldwork experience, we are providing transportation so that volunteers can join us at some very beautiful forested locations to help plant trees!


Dates: April 1 to April 30

An assortment of work dates will cover planting at all the sites for the duration of April. We can use any amount of time from a few hours to a few days of help. We will provide all the equipment, gloves, and snacks.

Reward: Volunteer time is really appreciated, so we will be hosting a BBQ to thank all the volunteers when planting is completed!

Planting Volunteers.pdf

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Volunteer: Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Ecology Study in Sno. River Estuary and Nearshore

Volunteers Needed for Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Ecology Study in the Snohomish River Estuary and Nearshore

A collaborative team of scientists from NOAA, the Tulalip tribe and Snohomish County is seeking volunteers to assist in an assessment of habitat use by the fish community (particularly juvenile salmon) in the tidally-influenced areas of the Snohomish River estuary near Everett. The sampling efforts will use fyke trapping and beach seining to capture, identify, measure, and release juvenile fish from February through Sept. of 2015. Volunteers need to be in decent physical condition (adequate for hauling seine nets and traveling across mud flats), be comfortable working from small boats, and be willing to work in adverse weather conditions. Being on time in important as our sampling is scheduled around the tides. During the summer, preference will be given to those who have previously volunteered and/or can commit for longer periods of time. Due to the restrictions of our insurance policy, volunteers need to be at least 18 years old to be included. Rain gear and PFDs (life jackets) will be provided.

If interested, please contact Todd Sandell (todd.sandell@noaa.gov)

for information on the project: http://www.nwfsc.noaa.gov/research/divisions/fe/wpg/index.cfm

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Seeking Volunteers to help with outdoor/garden ed at Seattle Public School Leschi Elementary

Seattle Public School Leschi Elementary is in need for volunteers to help with their outdoor education and garden education efforts.

They are looking for knowledgeable garden and outdoor enthusiasts who would be available to help their current educators during the school day (8:40am-2:50pm) Monday-Thursday from now to mid-June or potentially to end of August.

Their K-8th grade students absolutely love their outdoor/garden time. The outdoor/garden ed program at Leschi is a special time for students since this outside the traditional classroom setting. But because the education is outside school walls, in the garden or forest, they need more help from caring and interested adults more than ever.

If you are interested contact Kim Blakemore at: kblakemo@uw.edu

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Great volunteer & networking opportunity – the Spring Career Fair!

Looking to fulfill volunteer hour requirements? Interested in event planning and want to add some events work to your resume? Interested in connecting 1:1: with hiring employers? The Career Center has a great opportunity for you!

We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/16/15 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Interested? Please send an email to CCFair with the following information:

· Your name

· Your email address

· Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 4/16/15 (Thursday)

We appreciate your response as soon as possible. By 4/10/15 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Volunteer opportunities with The Nature Conservancy in Washington

Conservation Ambassador – events throughout Washington, March through October 2015
If you enjoy meeting new people and spending time outdoors, we need you! Help us spread the word about the work we are doing in Washington, and reach out to potential members and volunteers to help them figure out how they too can get involved in conservation. We are looking for a team of people who are avid conservation conversationalists and who can represent The Nature Conservancy in a professional manner at community events across the state.
Orientation for this role is scheduled for Saturday March 28th.

“On-call” Government Relations Helper – Based out of Seattle office
With the legislative session in full-swing we are looking for someone in the downtown Seattle area with reliable transportation (could be a bike!) who is willing to be “on-call” for Government Relations. Tasks could include picking up or delivering petitions, delivering supplies to staff, or even setting up meetings.

Marketing Events Manager – Based out of Seattle office
Looking to gain hands on experience in Marketing and non-profit work? We have a desire to get out into the community and hold more events where we meet our supporters, partners and future supporters face-to-face. The volunteer selected for this role will take the lead on all aspects of these events ranging for selecting dates and locations to getting the word out and drawing people to the events and managing RSVPs – and learn a whole lot about TNC in the process!

Reception Assistant – Based out of Seattle office
Be the voice and face of The Nature Conservancy in Washington! We are looking for volunteers with strong organizational and customer service skills to assist with answering phones and routing calls, greeting and directing visitors, setting up meetings, organizing supplies, sorting mail. From time to time, we may also ask for help with additional tasks such as filing, data entry, preparing mailings, etc. Shifts are Monday – Friday from 10am-2pm (each volunteer will be responsible for one shift per week.) Because this volunteer position will take at least one month with which to become familiar and will require a lot of staff time for training, we are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least 6 months of volunteering, once per week, on a set schedule.

Gratitude Team – Based out of Seattle office

Help to warmly welcome the newest members to The Nature Conservancy with a simple, brief, introductory phone call, handwritten note, and/or email. The intentions are only to welcome them to the organization, answer any initial questions that they may have, learn why they joined, provide them with opportunities to get actively involved in the great work we do right here in Washington, and give them an actual human contact point if they have any follow up questions. There is no expectation to talk about contributions or finances, only to make them feel welcome and appreciated. The time commitment is one 4-5 hour shift per month, which will take place in the evening in our downtown Seattle office.

Become an Invasive Weed specialist! Dates vary

As our land base grows we are going to need more volunteers with skills in identifying and controlling invasive plants on our preserves. If you would like to develop these skills and help manage The Nature Conservancy’s preserves in Washington, The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW-IPC) is a non-profit conservation organization working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state and local groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. With funding from the National Forest Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the WSDA, they are gearing up for their fourth year to search for priority and newly emerging invasive plants in our National Forests, National Parks and other public lands. They have invited volunteers to attend one of their trainings in March, April or May. If this is of interest to you please let me know and I will forward you the dates. Once you’re trained follow up with me and we will dispatch you to Nature Conservancy lands.

Coming up: Earth Month activities

April is Earth month and we have many ways for you to get involved! Here’s what we have so far, and we may announce more!

Environmental Priorities Coalition Phonebank – Seattle, Wednesday April 1st 5:30-7:30pm

Mobilize environmental activists around the two main priorities for this legislative session – the Oil Transportation Safety Act and the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act. Dinner is provided!

Fisher Slough Tree Maintenance – Mount Vernon, WA, Friday April 17th 10:00am – 3:00pm

Come see one of the most innovative conservation projects in Western Washington where The Nature Conservancy has brought together farmers, private donors, the local dike district and government agencies all around improving salmon habitat and protecting the local community against flooding.

Learn more about this groundbreaking (literally!) infrastructure project and help us maintain the habitat by tending to recently planted trees and shrubs. Work will include basic pruning and removing protective tubing from larger plants. Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided.

Squak Mountain Trail Beautification – Issaquah, WA, Saturday April 18th and Wednesday April 22nd (times tba) (Volunteers may sign up for one or both days)

Celebrate Earth Day by spending the afternoon in a beautiful Pacific Northwest Forest, breathing the fresh air amongst the music of the native songbirds as we clear out invasive ivy and work together to create a new trail for hiking and outdoor recreation in Issaquah!

The Nature Conservancy is organizing a group of volunteers to get dirty at King County’s Squak Mountain and convert an area that was once a private campgrounds into fresh trails for the public. Invasive ivy has been choking out trees and creating hazards to both humans and wildlife, so we’re going to dig it out and restore the forest to it’s natural condition. Tools, gloves, water and snacks will be provided. Come back and see the fruits of your labor at the Grand Opening on National Trails Day June 6th!

Thank you all for your continued support of our Mission through your volunteer service!

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