Dabob Bay Scotch Broom Pull and litter cleanup
Oct
24
8:30am 8:30am

Dabob Bay Scotch Broom Pull and litter cleanup

Quilcene, WA

Join us at Rock Point Oyster's conservation easement to control invasive scotch broom and clean up litter that has washed ashore. 

Photo by Milo Zorzino

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Plant 1000 Trees in One Day on our Central Cascades forestland! (rescheduled)
Oct
26
10:00am10:00am

Plant 1000 Trees in One Day on our Central Cascades forestland! (rescheduled)

Note: this event was previously scheduled for Saturday, 10/21, but was rescheduled because of flash flood warnings.

Cle Elum, WA

The Jolly Mountain fire swept through the Teanaway Community Forest and the Conservancy managed lands near Cle Elum leaving 1800 acres of Conservancy forest land burned. We have *just* acquired 1300 seedlings to help restore the area. Our local forester has pledged to plant 300 trees on his own, and we are looking for a group of hardy volunteers to plant the other 1000. Come help us reforest land above Lake Cle Elum!

RSVP by 10/25 at NOON for full details, and please indicate if you can bring your own shovel and work gloves, or if you will need them. We have a limited supply but will accommodate as many as we can.

Photo by Stephanie Burgart

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Make a Difference Day Tree Planting at Holy Rosary School
Oct
28
9:00am 9:00am

Make a Difference Day Tree Planting at Holy Rosary School

Tacoma, WA

Urban trees are now understood to be a central part of a Green City and they provide a range of benefits. Trees improve our urban spaces by:

  • Beautifying neighborhoods
  • Cleaning the air
  • Reducing polluted runoff
  • Providing shade and habitat for people and wildlife.

In the summer, shadier streets also means lower neighborhood temperatures, which can lessen the impacts of heat stress, and reduce the air pollution that increases asthma rates.

Trees at Holy Rosary will make an immediate impact. Air and noise pollution from I5 will be reduced and trees will bring nature into the student’s lives.

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New Volunteer Info Session
Oct
19
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

 

Photo by volunteer photographer Anna Snook

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Foulweather Bluff Preserve small craft removal
Oct
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

Foulweather Bluff Preserve small craft removal

Hansville, WA

Goodness! A small boat washed ashore of our preserve, and we need to remove it and properly dispose of it. We're looking for 4-6 strong volunteers who can help us carry the boat out through a 1.5 mile trail. We will bring moving straps to help with the lifting. The trail is flat, but there are roots and such so this won't be an easy job. Great for someone looking to get in a workout while helping maintain a pristine natural area!

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Moxee Bog Trash Cleanup
Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Moxee Bog Trash Cleanup

Yakima County, WA

10am-3:30pm

Join us for a day of care and beautification for the first TNC preserve in Washington.  Moxee Bog was established to protect habitat for the rare Silver-bordered fritillary butterfly, due to a history of associated sightings and a resident population of Northern Bog Violets (a host plant for the butterfly). 

Over the years, encounters with the butterfly have waned, but the preserve still boasts a rich variety of native wetland flora amidst the highly cultivated Moxee Valley.  As development continues to encroach on this formerly rural landscape, the preserve has suffered an increase of illegal trash dumping. 

With your help we can publicly demonstrate that there’s value in natural areas like Moxee Bog, beyond just the convenience of a roadside dump.

Please RSVP for complete information on where to meet and what to bring, and we look forward to seeing you!

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New Volunteer Info Session
Sep
21
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

CANCELLED TODAY DUE TO ILLNESS! Please come to October's session or email wavolunteer@tnc.org to learn more about volunteering.

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

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FULL - McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance
Aug
19
8:30am 8:30am

FULL - McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance

Note: Thank you to all who signed up to volunteer for this event! We are currently at capacity, but will add people to a wait list in case of any cancellations.

Near Ephrata, WA

Trail maintenance work will focus on improving visitor experience along public access trails on the McCartney Creek preserve.  Sections of the trail system are overgrown with vegetation and missing trail markers, encumbering use by visitors.  Volunteers will assist in the removal of vegetation blocking the trail and repost markers as needed to increase route visibility

Photo by Anna Snook

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New Volunteer Info Session
Aug
17
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

 

Photo by volunteer photographer Milo Zorzino

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Depave Pavement into Paradise
Aug
8
9:00am 9:00am

Depave Pavement into Paradise

Did you know that removing 1,000 sq ft of pavement eliminates over 24,000 gallons of polluted water from entering local streams?

Join The Nature Conservancy along with partners from Boeing, the Rose Community Foundation and Pierce Conservation District to remove 400 sq ft of pavement to make way for trees and stormwater infiltration.

What: Depave Pavement into Paradise!

Where: Holy Rosary School, 504 S. 30th St, Tacoma, WA, 98402

When: August 8, 9am to 1pm

Contact: Melissa Buckingham, Pierce Conservation District, melissab@piercecd.org

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New Volunteer Info Session
Jul
21
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Please note that this was moved to Friday for July.

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

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March with us at Seattle Pride Parade!
Jun
25
12:15pm12:15pm

March with us at Seattle Pride Parade!

downtown Seattle, WA

Join The Nature Conservancy in Washington's staff members, supporters, and other volunteers in support of our LGBTQ community!

Members of our parade contingent will march along staff who will be representing The Nature Conservancy as an inclusive workplace that values diversity and equal rights for all. 

Photo by Pallavi Schoroff

If you would like to march with us, please RSVP below and include your t-shirt size and phone number in the body of your email.

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New Volunteer Info Session
Jun
22
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

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Pride Parade Prep Party
Jun
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Pride Parade Prep Party

This year will be the first year that The Nature Conservancy in Washington marches in the Seattle Pride Parade. 

Help us have a colorful showing by joining us in our Seattle office to make signs, banners, and to decorate our float (one of the work trucks we use for our on-the-ground restoration projects!)

We will have supplies available, but the more rainbows the better, so please bring anything you have to contribute to the effort.

Pizza will be served!

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McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance - FULL
Jun
3
8:30am 8:30am

McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance - FULL

Near Ephrata, WA

Note: Thank you for the overwhelming response to this volunteer event! At this time we cannot accept anymore signups. Please consider our other volunteer opportunities!

Trail maintenance work will focus on improving visitor experience along public access trails on the McCartney Creek preserve.  Sections of the trail system are overgrown with vegetation and missing trail markers, encumbering use by visitors.  Volunteers will assist in the removal of vegetation blocking the trail and repost markers as needed to increase route visibility

Photo by Anna Snook

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Lind Shrub-Steppe Fence Building and Repair - FULL
May
20
9:30am 9:30am

Lind Shrub-Steppe Fence Building and Repair - FULL

Note: Thank you for the overwhelming response to this volunteer event! At this time we cannot accept anymore signups. Please consider our other volunteer opportunities!

Lind, WA

Join us in the heart of Lind Coulee for a habitat improvement project on our smallest sagelands preserve.  Noted as a quality sagebrush community remnant, the Lind preserve is situated in a highly fragmented landscape and is slowly recovering from the impacts of multiple wildfires.

This project will involve building and repairing fencing to maintain the integrity of the preserve. Your efforts will be instrumental in helping to sustain the function of Lind preserve as a corridor and residence to area wildlife.

Photo by Bob Kent

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McCartney Creek Fence Repair - FULL
May
19
8:30am 8:30am

McCartney Creek Fence Repair - FULL

Near Ephrata, WA

8:30am-3:3-pm

Note: Thank you for the overwhelming response to this volunteer event! At this time we cannot accept anymore signups. Please consider our other volunteer opportunities!

Help us repair fencing at the McCartney Creek Preserve. Here we are protecting and restoring the fabled sagebrush country of wide-open skies, dramatic geology, and amazing desert species. Volunteer are needed to assist us in both repairing fencing, and installing wildlife markers that aid in visibility to reduce incidences of birds flying into the wire.

With its Ice Age floodcarved, steep-walled coulees, its pothole lakes, dunes, haystack boulders, waterfalls and scablands—this area is home to a rich and fragile mosaic of rare living things. Between the shrubs and grasses grow a profusion of wildflowers, including sulfur lupine and the vibrant bitterroot, long a favorite food harvested by native peoples.

Totaling more than 30,000 acres, The Nature Conservancy’s Moses Coulee/Beezley Hills Preserve is an especially rich and diverse example of Washington’s shrub-steppe.

Photo by Julie Edwards

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New Volunteer Info Session
May
18
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

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McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance - FULL
May
13
8:30am 8:30am

McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance - FULL

Near Ephrata, WA

Note: Thank you for the overwhelming response to this volunteer event! At this time we cannot accept anymore signups. Please consider our other volunteer opportunities!

Trail maintenance work will focus on improving visitor experience along public access trails on the McCartney Creek preserve.  Sections of the trail system are overgrown with vegetation and missing trail markers, encumbering use by visitors.  Volunteers will assist in the removal of vegetation blocking the trail and repost markers as needed to increase route visibility

Photo by Anna Snook

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Avanti High School Giving Garden Work Day
May
6
9:00am 9:00am

Avanti High School Giving Garden Work Day

Join The Nature Conservancy and Lowe's Heroes to build a garden that will be both a learning garden incorporated into curriculum as well as a giving garden for the local community at Avanti High School in Olympia.

Tasks will include:

·        Sawing 2x6's for the hexagon-shaped raised beds 

·        Assembling the hexagon-shaped raised beds 

·        Preparing cardboard to be used for sheet mulching and under the raised beds

·        Moving loads of soil into the raised-beds

·        Moving loads of wood mulch for the pathways

·        Possibly painting beds (at least with a primer coat)

·        Laying irrigation drip-line 

Breakfast/lunch/water provided for volunteers

If you can join us please email Catherine Barnes at catherine.barnes@tnc.org by Thursday, May 4th for more details!

Photo by Ayumi Sakiyama

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Teanaway Work Party and Community Celebration
May
6
8:30am 8:30am

Teanaway Work Party and Community Celebration

Join The Nature Conservancy and partners including Washington State Department of Natural Resources to care for the Teanaway Community Forest. Volunteers will be installing picnic tables, maintaining fire rings, picking up litter and other restoration work. Volunteers can start at either 8 a.m., to join us installing picnic tables, or 10 a.m., for more family-friendly volunteer opportunities and general clean-up. Agency staff will be leading forest tours to provide opportunities to learn more about recreation, biology and restoration within the Teanaway Community Forest. After, join us for a bbq celebration.

This event is eligible for a voucher toward a complimentary Discover Pass.

Please register on the DNR website: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/event/teanaway-work-party-and-celebration

Photo © John Marshall

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Livingston Bay Scotch Broom Pull and Beach Cleanup
Apr
29
9:30am 9:30am

Livingston Bay Scotch Broom Pull and Beach Cleanup

Camano Island, WA

Join us at the beautiful Livingston Bay site with views of Puget Sound and Mount Baker, where a pocket estuary has been restored to support runs of juvenile salmon migrating out of the Stilliguamish River. This project was completed in 2012 in order to bring essential natural processes back to the eastern shore of Camano Island as part of the Conservation Action Plan for the Port Susan Bay Marine Stewardship Area.  Right now the biggest challenge this area faces is the threat of invasive Scotch Broom which is highly aggressive and degrades habitat value.

Come help us tackle this noxious weed and clean up any debris that has drifted ashore while enjoying the fresh marine air - this Nature Conservancy project is not open to the public, this is a rare opportunity to see the site in person!

Photo by Milo Zorzino

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March for Science with The Nature Conservancy
Apr
22
10:00am10:00am

March for Science with The Nature Conservancy

Earth Day, Saturday April 22nd

Starts at Cal Anderson Park, ends at Seattle Center

In honor of Earth Day this year The Nature Conservancy will be joining scientists around the world by participating locally in the March for Science.

As a science-based and non-partisan conservation organization, we stand with the march organizers who believe that "Science is the best method we have for understanding the world. It should be an open process, used to serve all people."

We invite all of our supporters and volunteers to march with us under our banner, and our mission to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Please RSVP below if you will be joining us. As a follow up you will also be invited to a sign making party in our Seattle office the week before the march!

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New Volunteer Info Session
Apr
20
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

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Make a sign with us for the March for Science
Apr
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

Make a sign with us for the March for Science

The Nature Conservancy is joining the March for Science on Earth Day to make a stand with scientists from all over Washington who champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.

We invite you to join us there, standing in support of scientists and their work to help us understand our environment, along with the role we all play in protecting it. Here at The Nature Conservancy in Washington, science is the driving force behind all of our work for people and nature.

In preparation for the March we invite all supporters and volunteers to join our staff in our Belltown office for a sign and banner making party.

The Conservancy will have a large logo banner to carry and matching logo buffs for our contingent to wear at the march, but this is your opportunity to express yourself and your individual message.

Basic sign-making materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have a fun idea that requires something special.

 Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP below so we know how many to expect.

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Beezley Hills Trash Cleanup (Day 2) - FULL
Apr
9
8:30am 8:30am

Beezley Hills Trash Cleanup (Day 2) - FULL

Near Quincy, WA

8:30am-3:30pm

Note: Thank you for the overwhelming response to this volunteer event! At this time we cannot accept anymore signups. Please consider our other volunteer opportunities!

Our Beezley Hills preserve is a vast landscape of wildflowers, sage brush, expansive blue sky scenery, and valuable habitat for endangered Pygmy Rabbits and Sage Grouse. Unfortunately on some of our remote preserves there is an ongoing issue of illegal dumping and littering, which is why we are calling on our caring volunteers to come out for a day and help us remove trash to maintain the ecological integrity of this place.

Photo by Anna Snook

Please RSVP for complete information on where to meet and what to bring, and we look forward to seeing you!

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Beezley Hills Trash Cleanup (Day 1) - FULL
Apr
8
8:30am 8:30am

Beezley Hills Trash Cleanup (Day 1) - FULL

Near Quincy, WA

8:30am-3:30pm

Note: Thank you for the overwhelming response to this volunteer event! At this time we cannot accept anymore signups. Please consider our other volunteer opportunities!

Our Beezley Hills preserve is a vast landscape of wildflowers, sage brush, expansive blue sky scenery, and valuable habitat for endangered Pygmy Rabbits and Sage Grouse. Unfortunately on some of our remote preserves there is an ongoing issue of illegal dumping and littering, which is why we are calling on our caring volunteers to come out for a day and help us remove trash to maintain the ecological integrity of this place.

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Kittitas County volunteer orientation
Apr
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Kittitas County volunteer orientation

Come learn about The Nature Conservancy and how you can get involved in our Central Cascades Forest Project or support our staff and projects in Cle Elum. We are building a team of local volunteers to help us meet our restoration goals and bring the community's own values to our shared vision of conservation in Central Washington.

At this training you will gain a deeper understanding of The Nature Conservancy's work, meet key staff members, and get prepared to volunteer in one (or more!) of these roles:

  • Conservation Ambassador
  • Tour Guide/Naturalist
  • Central Cascade Forest Monitor
  • Photographer
  • Office Assistant
  • Trail Maintenance

Please use the form below to RSVP for this training, and indicate how you would like to get involved as a volunteer.

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New Volunteer Info Session
Mar
16
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

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New Volunteer Info Session
Feb
16
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

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New Volunteer Info Session
Jan
19
12:00pm12:00pm

New Volunteer Info Session

Interested in volunteering with The Nature Conservancy, but not yet ready to commit?  Want to learn more about our work and how volunteers support our mission?  Join us for one of our monthly new volunteer information sessions!

Note: Attending an info session is not mandatory to volunteer.  Training and orientation are provided for all volunteer roles and events.

 

Photo by volunteer photographer, Milo Zorzino

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Thankful for our Volunteers Happy Hour
Nov
16
5:30pm 5:30pm

Thankful for our Volunteers Happy Hour

Here at The Nature Conservancy, we are grateful for the support of our volunteers! All of you are making a positive impact on every aspect of our work by contributing meaningful time, talent, and elbow grease almost every day of the year, so we would like to show you our thanks and appreciation!

Join us on Wednesday, November 16th, for our "Thankful for our Volunteers Happy Hour!" Beer, wine, and light snacks will be served, and there will be a short presentation about our work to conserve landscapes from our new Stewardship Manager Randi Shaw.

 

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Swauk Creek Ranch Volunteer Day
Oct
22
10:00am10:00am

Swauk Creek Ranch Volunteer Day

Swauk Creek Ranch and The Nature Conservancy invite you out to the “intersection” of the Eastern Cascades and the Columbia Plateau, for a day of great views, good company, and ranch stewardship benefiting wildlife.  Easements across Swauk Creek Ranch protect a medley of habitats from riparian corridors to conifer/oak woodlands to grasslands, which serve as refuge and breeding grounds for a diverse suite of resident and migratory species.  This project targets the removal of fence lines affected during the 2012 Taylor Bridge Fire, which pose a major hazard to the movement of animals across the property’s uplands. Your efforts will be valuable to sustaining the function of Swauk Creek Ranch as a passageway and residence to area wildlife.

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