Volunteer - Invest your time and energy for a great cause
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.
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 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
We're back! Sign up for our newsletter to receive notices about the Whidbey Island Cider Festival to be held on 30 September 2023 at PRI. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.
Ongoing Volunteer Needs:
Administration, promotions, artwork/graphic design, map-making, fun with databases, etc.
Help host a booth at community events. We will train you. Usually a 2-4 hour shift. Upcoming for 2023:- PRI's booths at:
PRI Prairie Days at PRI on May 5th and 6th
Whidbey Island Cider Festival on September 30th
There is much to photograph or video on our site including birds, coyotes, insects, prairie, savanna, forest, buildings, educational events, workshops, restoration work and 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!
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, 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
Are you a Mr. or Mrs. Fixit? Does caulking give you shivers? Painting? With ~50 buildings on site, there is plenty of work in maintenance and repair.