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Volunteer - Invest your time and energy for a great cause

Why Volunteer?

A big place with a huge vision needs many hands and minds to be successful. We are always looking for enthusiastic people. If you have time and skills to contribute, give us a call and we’ll match your gifts with our needs.


Volunteer Events:

Wine, Cheese and Seeds

Sign up for our email list to receive notices about our Wine, Cheese and Seeds events usually held in July and August.  We gather on the prairie, learn about some current work being done, collect seeds of rare native plant species and meet at picnic tables for wine, cheese and much more, including some good fellowship.

Whidbey Island Cider Festival

Sign up for our email list to receive notices about the Whidbey Island Cider Festival held in late September.  There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. 


Ongoing Volunteer Needs:

Office
Administration, promotions, artwork, map making, help with mailings, etc.

Ambassadors
Help host a booth at community events.  We will train you.  Usually occurs on weekends with a 2-4 hour shift.

Photography
There is much to photograph or video on our site including birds, coyotes, insects, prairie, savanna, forest, buildings, educational events, workshops, restoration work and much more!  If you have a particular interest or skill we can connect you with the right people, place and time of year!  For the wildlife, come out anytime!

Restoration
Plenty of work goes into the enhancement and expansion of native prairie, savanna and forest.  Throughout the year one or more of the following activities are available for your involvement and education:

  • native plant seed collection
  • native plant seed cleaning and processing
  • out-planting bulbs, rhizomes, forbs, grasses, shrubs and trees
  • summer watering of newly planted shrubs/trees in their first year
  • nursery bed planting and maintenance
  • growing and maintaining native plants in the greenhouse and shade area

Maintenance/Repair 
Are you a Mr. or Mrs. Fixit?  With over 35 buildings on site, there is plenty of work in maintenance and repair.

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