New Volunteer Information Session
Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

New Volunteer Information 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 credit: © Devin Rice 

Please RSVP below for complete details on where to meet and what to bring.

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Phone Banking for Initiative 1631
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Phone Banking for Initiative 1631

Come join us at our office in Belltown as we reach out to our fellow Nature Conservancy supporters around the state to hear from them and spread the word about why we are voting YES on Initiative 1631!

We’ll be gathering between 6-8 p.m. on multiple dates this month (please RSVP so we can gauge interest) to make some calls in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. We'll provide the snacks, phones and an adjustable script! Bring your friends and make some here, too.

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Phone Banking for Initiative 1631
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Phone Banking for Initiative 1631

Come join us at our office in Belltown as we reach out to our fellow Nature Conservancy supporters around the state to hear from them and spread the word about why we are voting YES on Initiative 1631!

We’ll be gathering between 6-8 p.m. on multiple dates this month (please RSVP so we can gauge interest) to make some calls in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. We'll provide the snacks, phones and an adjustable script! Bring your friends and make some here, too.

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Phone Banking for Initiative 1631
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Phone Banking for Initiative 1631

Come join us at our office in Belltown as we reach out to our fellow Nature Conservancy supporters around the state to hear from them and spread the word about why we are voting YES on Initiative 1631!

We’ll be gathering between 6-8 p.m. on multiple dates this month (please RSVP so we can gauge interest) to make some calls in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. We'll provide the snacks, phones and an adjustable script! Bring your friends and make some here, too.

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Moxee Bog Work Day
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Moxee Bog Work Day

Yakima County

*Note: This volunteer event is at capacity. Thank you for your interest. Please check back to this page for future volunteer opportunities.

Join us as we gear up for a large restoration effort on the Moxee Bog preserve to prevent further decline of the Northern bog violet.  Recent monitoring has revealed only a handful of violets remaining on this site, which are being shaded and overgrown by taller vegetation and invasive plants. Volunteers will clear vegetation, providing the best chance for these low-growing plants next spring.  Work will also include fence maintenance and trash clean up to put extra shine on this tiny wetland gem!

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Swauk Creek Ranch Work Day
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Swauk Creek Ranch Work Day

Kittitas County

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.

*Note: This volunteer event is currently at capacity. Thanks for your interest, and please keep an eye out for future volunteer opportunities.

Photo by Anna Snook

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Solstice Park Restoration Day
Sep
5
9:00 AM09:00

Solstice Park Restoration Day

Seattle, WA

Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we begin restoration of this special West Seattle Park. This project is focused on restoring habitat for our native pollinators. We will be clearing weeds to make room for planting of trees, shrubs and flowering groundcover plants. 

Please RSVP below for complete details on where to meet and what to bring.

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Long Spit Beach clean up
Aug
17
8:15 AM08:15

Long Spit Beach clean up

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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New Volunteer Info Session
Aug
16
12:00 PM12:00

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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New Volunteer Info Session
Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

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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Chuckanut Island Ivy Pull
Jul
1
12:00 PM12:00

Chuckanut Island Ivy Pull

Bellingham, WA

Just north of Larrabee State Park in Bellingham Bay lies the small Nature Conservancy preserve Chuckanut Island, which was established in 1976 to protect high quality natural shoreline and rocky cliff habitats and the abundance of marine birds and mammals that live there.  We need 10-15 volunteers to pull invasive ivy that has started to spread on the island, in order to maintain its nearly pristine conditions.  This preserve features intertidal habitat, a wooded trail, and beautiful madrone trees on sandstone cliffs.

Volunteers for this work party should be comfortable riding in a small boat for 5 minutes to and from the island. 

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Reed Canary Grass Attack
Jun
30
11:00 AM11:00

Reed Canary Grass Attack

Fisher Slough Preserve

Conway, WA

Spend the day attacking reed canary grass - an aggressive invasive plant in Washington. Reed canary grass is a major threat to natural wetlands, It outcompetes most native species as it forms large, single-species stands with little wildlife habitat value. 

Control will include tying back large stands of grass to help new tree plantings thrive, and we may dig up some whole plants from the root as well.

Sign up today to help us battle this invasive weed! Native wildlife will thank you.

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March with us at Seattle Pride Parade!
Jun
24
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 Nikolaj Lasbo

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

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Holy Rosary Depave
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Holy Rosary Depave

Tacoma, WA

Help us, along with our partners Depave Puget Sound and Pierce Conservation District, turn a paved parking lot into a new play space for the students at Holy Rosary School!

This project will both reduce pollution and provide the students with a healthier, safer place to play.

RSVP with Pierce Conservation District

Photo by Hannah Letinich

 

 

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McCartney Creek restoration work day
Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

McCartney Creek restoration work day

Waterville, WA

Our McCartney Creek preserve is one of the largest shrub-steppe restoration projects in the west. It provides crucial habitat to endangered pygmy rabbits and sage-grouse. One threat to this habitat is invasive weeds. Help us tackle this issue while taking in the fragrant sage and the scenic columnar basalt cliff views. 

RSVP by Wednesday 6/20 for more details on where to meet and what to bring

Photo by John Marshall

Please include the full names of everyone in your party or any questions you have.
We will only use if we need to contact you regarding this event.
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New Volunteer Info Session
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

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
20
6:00 PM18:00

Pride Parade Prep Party

Help us have a colorful showing at the Seattle Pride Parade 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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Hour for the Ocean at Myrtle Edwards Park
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Hour for the Ocean at Myrtle Edwards Park

Seattle, WA

We're joining forces with the Seattle Aquarium Youth Ocean Advocates to support World Ocean Day by cleaning up this local park and waterfront beach area. Come join us as we support their efforts, or find another local beach cleanup to get involved in. It's one hour - for the ocean! Imagine the impact if everyone joined in!

Photo by Joel Rogers

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New Volunteer Info Session
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

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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Georgetown Cleanup and Stewardship Event
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Georgetown Cleanup and Stewardship Event

Join the Georgetown Community Stewards in sprucing up precious urban green spaces! Nature is valuable to our city for the habitat it provides for birds, small mammals, and insects and for the health benefits to the community. Help improve some pockets of city habitat by mulching, planting veggies, pulling weeds and collecting litter.

RSVP Below

Photo by Milo Zorzino

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Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

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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Climate Initiative kick off and potluck happy hour
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Climate Initiative kick off and potluck happy hour

Seattle office

Worried about climate change?

Looking for ways to act in the face of federal inaction?

Washington has the chance to make history and you can be part of it!

I-1631 is our state’s chance for all of us to have a share in a cleaner healthier future and build a better economy that works for everyone. Come learn what this initiative will do and how you can get involved.

Please plan to bring a snack or appetizer to share for the potluck.  Make sure to RSVP below so we know how many to expect.

Sponsored by Clean Air Clean Energy Washington                                                         4347 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105

Photo by Hannah Letinich

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Deadline to apply! Summer Conservation Program Volunteers
Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

Deadline to apply! Summer Conservation Program Volunteers

Summer Conservation Volunteers – Floodplains, Cities, Lands

In the Puget Sound, The Nature Conservancy is working with broad partner coalitions to make our Floodplains and Cities healthier for people and nature. We are looking for summer volunteers to take on storytelling and program support projects as they learn about our programs.

We also work across Washington to steward and protect forest, prairie, shrub steppe, and estuary habitats. Our Lands program is looking for help with program support and field projects this summer. This role will be a mix of office and outdoor opportunities.

These positions are a great way to learn about how The Nature Conservancy does conservation in Washington while supporting our work. We are looking for part-time volunteers for this summer, a minimum of 20 hours per week. Start and end dates are flexible, but within a May to September timeframe. These positions are based in our Seattle office.

Photo by Chris J. Roberts for WG Clark

If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity please send a short email introducing yourself and why you want to volunteer with The Nature Conservancy using the form below by April 15th, 2018.

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Ebey's Landing Trail Maintenance
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Ebey's Landing Trail Maintenance

Coupeville, WA

Ebey's Landing is an incredible landscape, offering fantastic opportunities for hiking with panoramic views of Puget Sound and the Olympics. Use of this area has increased in recent years, particularly on the popular Bluff Trail. The Nature Conservancy manages a section of this trail that is experiencing erosion, braiding, and development of social trails which destroy native vegetation and increase erosion. This is an opportunity to help with some of the trail rehabilitation processes and could include digging and placing check steps and water bars, hauling downed logs onto portions of the trail, carrying buckets of dirt or sand, or helping with re-vegetation. 

If you're interested in contributing a day of hard work while enjoying and improving this idyllic landscape, RSVP below! Full details on where to meet and what to bring will be send to confirmed volunteers.

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March for Science with The Nature Conservancy
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

March for Science with The Nature Conservancy

Saturday April 14th

Starts at Cal Anderson Park, ends at Seattle Center

The Nature Conservancy will again be joining scientists around the world, sending the message that science benefits everyone 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.

Photo by Doug King

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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Refugee Community Garden Work Day
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

Refugee Community Garden Work Day

Hillside Church

Kent, WA

We have partnered with World Relief on an community garden project! Spend your morning converting an acre of paved parking lot space into a 50 plot community garden and refugee and immigrant empowerment space.

Register directly with World Relief

Photo by Hannah Letinich

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Make a sign with us for the March for Science
Apr
9
3:00 PM15:00

Make a sign with us for the March for Science

The Nature Conservancy is joining the March for Science 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. Additionally we would like supporters to help us make signs to either advance our theme or 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.

This is an "open house" style event. Feel free to drop in for any window within the 3pm-8pm timeline.

Photo by Sony Thomas

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

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Conservation Ambassador Season Kick off and Training
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Conservation Ambassador Season Kick off and Training

If you:

  • Enjoy meeting new people and having fun
  • Are excited about solving environmental challenges
  • Have a passion for sharing knowledge
  • Want to be more connected with your community…

….then volunteering as a Conservation Ambassador is the opportunity for you!

Conservation Ambassadors raise awareness of solutions for environmental issues by promoting The Nature Conservancy's mission at events all around Western and Central Washington using engaging visuals, activities, games and talking points.

Volunteers interested in becoming Conservation Ambassadors are invited to attend the 2018 Season kickoff and training session on March 31st!

At this training new and returning volunteers will learn from Nature Conservancy staff members about our cutting edge work, how to talk to people about environmental issues, become familiar with the resources available to use for outreach, and participate in a group discussion and brainstorm about what we can do to raise public awareness of environmental issues.

Volunteers who attend the training will receive talking points manuals for their reference and a tee shirt to wear at events. Conservation Ambassador volunteers must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Lunch and refreshments will be served at the training.

Please fill out the form below to RSVP and for more information about how to apply to be a volunteer.

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New Volunteer Info Session
Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

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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Fisher Slough Tree Planting - Day 2
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Fisher Slough Tree Planting - Day 2

Come plant trees with us! We need volunteers to help us get 200 pacific willow stakes, 100 red twig dogwoods, and 150 black cottonwoods planted at Fisher Slough. Last week volunteers started the planting effort but we still have trees left we need to get in the ground. Help us finish the job!

Fisher Slough is a restoration site that provides valuable habitat to salmon on their migration out to the Puget Sound. Trees planted here will provide shade and nutrients to the river that will benefit the salmon, as well as reduce space for competing invasive Reed Canary Grass.

Please RSVP using the form below by Friday, March 9th at noon. Full details on where to meet will be sent only to those who RSVP.

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Fisher Slough Tree Planting
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Fisher Slough Tree Planting

Our Fisher Slough Preserve needs trees- and lots of them. Trees planted during this project will eventually help to shade reed canary grass- an invasive plant that grows and spreads rapidly throughout wetlands, pastures, ditches, and shorelines. Although tricky to remove, reed canary grass cannot tolerate full shade and will begin to die as tree roots compete for space and tree canopy prevents sunlight from reaching the grass. This will allow for re-colonization of the area by native wetland plants, restoring biodiversity and elevating ecosystem function.

Photo by Don Macanlalay

RSVP by February 28th using the form below. Complete details on where to meet and what to bring will be sent to confirmed volunteers.

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