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

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
Jul
20
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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
Aug
17
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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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McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance
Aug
19
8:30 am08:30

McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance

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

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
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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

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
Oct
19
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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
5:00 pm17:00

Pride Parade Prep Party

  • The Nature Conservancy

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!

Please RSVP if you will be joining us:

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McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance - FULL
Jun
3
8:30 am08:30

McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance - FULL

  • Ephrata, WA

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

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

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Lind Shrub-Steppe Fence Building and Repair - FULL
May
20
9:30 am09:30

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

RSVP:

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McCartney Creek Fence Repair - FULL
May
19
8:30 am08:30

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

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
May
18
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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
8:30 am08:30

McCartney Creek Trail Maintenance - FULL

  • Ephrata, WA

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

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

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Avanti High School Giving Garden Work Day
May
6
9:00 am09:00

Avanti High School Giving Garden Work Day

  • Avanti High School

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

Teanaway Work Party and Community Celebration
May
6
8:30 am08:30

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

Livingston Bay Scotch Broom Pull and Beach Cleanup
Apr
29
9:30 am09:30

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

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

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

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
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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
4:00 pm16:00

Make a sign with us for the March for Science

  • The Nature Conservancy

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
8:30 am08:30

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!

Beezley Hills Trash Cleanup (Day 1) - FULL
Apr
8
8:30 am08:30

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.

Photo by Anna Snook

 

Kittitas County volunteer orientation
Apr
1
1:00 pm13:00

Kittitas County volunteer orientation

  • Basecamp Books & Bites

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
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

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
5:30 pm17:30

Thankful for our Volunteers Happy Hour

  • The Nature Conservancy

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.

 

RSVP:

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

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.

RSVP here:

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Oct
20
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

Seattle office

noon- 1pm

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.

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Moxee Bog Trash Cleanup

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.

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Sep
15
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

Seattle office

noon- 1pm

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.

Sep
11
10:00 am10:00

Livingston Bay Scotch Broom Pull - FULL

We are amazed by the response to this opportunity! Thank you for all the volunteers who have signed up.

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 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!

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Aug
18
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

Seattle office

noon- 1pm

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.

Aug
13
Aug 14

Central Cascades Forest Trash Cleanup

Our Central Cascades Forest project is one of the biggest conservation projects The Nature Conservancy in Washington has taken on yet!  This project will restore forest and stream habitat for fish, wildlife, municipal and agricultural users, as well as provide continued recreational access to the land near Cle Elum and the Yakima River headwaters. 

As we are assessing the restoration needs and working on a plan, one immediate need is to haul out loads of garbage that have been dumped here.  This will be an overnight project, so be prepared to camp out!

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Jul
30
7:00 pm19:00

Moses Coulee Spotted Bat Survey - FULL

We are amazed by the response to this opportunity! Thank you for all the volunteers who have signed up.

Join us for a summer night under the stars counting spotted bats at our scenic eastern Washington preserve.  Spotted bats are elusive, and by gathering data on their population in Washington we can be better prepared to respond to the threats of habitat loss and White Nose Syndrome. 

Volunteers will walk to one of seven listening stations to pay attention to the low pitched clicks these bats emit as they fly overhead feeding on insects.  This activity is fun for volunteers of all ages!

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Jul
21
12:00 pm12:00

New Volunteer Info Session

  • The Nature Conservancy

Seattle office

noon- 1pm

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.

Jul
16
7:00 pm19:00

Moses Coulee Spotted Bat Survey - FULL

Note: this volunteer opportunity is at capacity. We still need volunteers for July 30th though!

Join us for a summer night under the stars counting spotted bats at our scenic eastern Washington preserve.  Spotted bats are elusive, and by gathering data on their population in Washington we can be better prepared to respond to the threats of habitat loss and White Nose Syndrome. 

Volunteers will walk to one of seven listening stations to pay attention to the low pitched clicks these bats emit as they fly overhead feeding on insects.  This activity is fun for volunteers of all ages!

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