Thurston County Every Tuesday and one Saturday a month
Join other volunteers in restoring the South Sound prairies. Pull invasive plants, help with seed cleaning and other tasks as needed, depending on the season and current projects underway. New faces always welcome! Work days are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on one Saturday each month.
For directions, date confirmation and more information on prairie work days, contact Audrey Lamb of Center for Natural Lands Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teanaway Work Party and Community Celebration
May 6th, 8:30am-4pm
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.
Details: Join Skagit Land Trust to remove an invasive species from a beautiful protected area near the confluence of the Sauk and Skagit Rivers. They've been doing a lot of work to control a large patch of Policeman's helmet on the property and could use some help with weeding remaining plants out of existing native vegetation. It's a very easy plant to pull, and won't require digging out stubborn root systems.
Skagit Land Trust volunteers will join The Nature Conservancy at this wonderful property that Skagit Land Trust is helping to steward. This property is roughly 1 hour away from Mount Vernon. We'll have a short walk down a steep hill and through vegetation to reach the work area.
Directions: Email or call us at email@example.com or 360.428.7878 by June 5th to RSVP and join a carpool. Carpooling vehicles will leave the Trust office in Mount Vernon at 9 AM to arrive on site by 10:00 AM.
Bring: Wear weather and work appropriate layers, a water bottle, and a brown-bag lunch to enjoy overlooking the Sauk River! We'll provide light refreshments and work gloves.
Photo by Milo Zorzino
Avanti High School Giving Garden Work Day
Avanti High School, Olympia, WA
Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m. – noon
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.
Breakfast/lunch/water provided for volunteers
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
· 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
If you can join us please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, May 4th for more details!
Photo by Ayumi Sakiyama
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