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Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to the success of Skagit Land Trust, and they are involved in almost every aspect of the work we do. If you are interested in offering your knowledge and skills in any capacity to help protect land in Skagit County, please contact us.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Visit our events page or contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email or phone (360) 428-7878.

Check out pictures from recent volunteer events!

Volunteer Positions

Stewardship Volunteer

Volunteers at Elysium.JPGWe always need volunteers to assist with maintenance and restoration work on Skagit Land Trust properties and conservation easements. This is our largest group of volunteers, and we will gladly welcome more! Stewardship volunteers bring their energy and enthusiasm to Trust work party events, as well as assist with special projects in smaller groups. In the past people have planted trees, mown grass, installed culverts, cleared brush, repaired and removed fences, and located property lines. See Skagit Land Trust Events for the upcoming work party calendar. Sign up for our email list or email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Land Steward

Volunteer Land Stewards adopt one of Skagit Land Trust's properties and provide stewardship over a long period of time. Check out our current land stewards! Volunteer Land Stewards act as eyes and ears for the Trust. They visit their property at least quarterly to see what has been happening in their absence. They periodically take photographs at designated points to document changes. They perform minor maintenance on the property, talk to neighbors, initiate investigations of encroachments, and report findings to the Trust staff.

Volunteer Land Steward Aide is anew position in 2017. Land Steward Aides are essential to maintaining our stewardship goals and responsibilities at all of our conservation areas by accompanying Land Stewards to 'their' property and assisting with various tasks. A Land Steward Aide is a volunteer that is interested in regular stewardship activities, but that is not committed to a single property. Land Steward Aides will gain more knowledge about properties than volunteers that join for one-time stewardship events. With this experience, Aides may wish to become Land Stewards of an assigned property when an appropriate location becomes available.

If interested, in becoming a Land Steward or a Land Steward Aide, contact Stewardship & Outreach Associate Lisa Miller.

Citizen Scientists

Citizen scientists assist with monitoring a variety of species on Skagit Land Trust properties. Current volunteer monitoring programs focus on Great Blue Herons, native and invasive amphibians, and reptiles. Helping us out is a great way to explore protected properties, learn about interesting local animals and gain experience with scientific protocol. If interested in participating in citizen science on Skagit Land Trust properties, email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Visit the Amphibian Monitoring Program Page

Community Engagement Volunteer

Volunteering gearCommunity Engagement Volunteers connect our community with local land conservation efforts and encourage the appreciation of Skagit's spectacular natural areas. Opportunities include ongoing and one-time tasks such as assisting with special events, presenting to community groups, and contributing writing, photography, and video projects to share the wonders of our natural Skagit.

Other Opportunities

Researcher?

If you're a scientist or a student, click here for more information about conducting research on Trust lands.

Got a goat, pig, or chickens?

If you have a day or two free and a goat, pig or chickens, we would love to talk to you about helping us control our blackberry patches! Some control of certain invasives (like Himalayan blackberry!) by goat browse, pig browse and digging, and depletion of a seed bank by chickens is possible. If you're interested in helping us test this, send us an email.

Support volunteerism!

Now, thanks to our local volunteer sponsors, Skagit Land Trust can thank our volunteers with tasty treats or tickets! Skagit Valley Food Co-op generously supports Skagit Land Trust volunteers by awarding them certificates for ice cream as they donate 15 and then 30 hours of their time. Thank you! If you're interested in supporting volunteers at Skagit Land Trust, contact us at volunteer@skagitlandtrust.org today!

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To RSVP for a field event, or for more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email or call 360-428-7878.

Volunteers at a Skagit Land Trust event.

Check out pictures from recent volunteer events!