Volunteer in the Nisqually Watershed
Help us plant more than 3,000 trees this fall! School field trips are cancelled, but we still need to keep the forest restoration work moving forward. Sign up with Nisqually Land Trust and Nisqually River Education Project for volunteer plantings between October 21 and November 18. We have COVID precautions in place to keep everyone socially distanced and safe while we restore habitat!
Sign up to plant at Powell Creek Protected Area (October 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and November 3): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/powell-creek-protected-area-planting-with-nisqually-river-education-project-registration-119504460057
Sign up to plant at Yelm Shoreline (November 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, and 18): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yelm-shoreline-planting-with-nisqually-river-education-project-registration-119515731771
Volunteer with Partner Organizations:
Contact: David True, 360-753-9467
- Weed Warriors
- Friends of NNWRC – lead walks, staff reception desks, work with school groups – many opportunities!
Contact: Angela Winter
- Field and lab citizen science work restoring native prairies
Contact: Kevin Bacher, 360-569-6567
- Volunteers help in almost every area of the park, from maintaining trails to leading guided hikes. Time commitment for volunteer work varies from one-day projects to recurring projects or full-time work extending over months or years.
- Blog for upcoming opportunities: https://rainiervolunteersnps.tumblr.com/
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-489-3400
- Wednesday Work Parties (weekly)
- Saturday Work Parties (monthly)
- Volunteer Site Stewards
- Outreach Volunteers
- Leading or supporting Nature Walks on Land Trust properties
Contact: Terence Lee, 360-459-0387
- Forage Fish Spawning Surveys (lab, data, and field work)
- Pigeon Guillemot Surveys (lab, data, and field work)
- Summer Camps (education)
Contact: Emily McCartan, 360-438-8715
- Monthly meetings – 2nd Tuesday each month, 6-8pm
- Attend monthly NRC Meetings (locations vary, 3rd Friday, 9am-12pm)
- Serve on committees or work groups addressing watershed issues
Contact: Sheila Wilson, 360-438-8715
- Water Quality Monitoring (support field trips and help students with testing)
- Student GREEN Congress
- Eye On Nature and Nisqually Nearshore Field Field Investigations (supporting field trips, weekdays in April, May, June)
- Assist with education or special events programs
- Conduct NatureMapping and other citizen science surveys
- Remove invasive species and maintain trails
Contact: Tom Dewell, 360-894-8151
- Planning and design opportunities for new community garden
- Assist with community food events and farmers market
Nisqually Stream Stewards Volunteers
To complete your certification, Stream Stewards are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service. We will email you throughout the year with opportunities to volunteer around the watershed. Email the contact person listed under each event to sign up or for more information. Afterwards, you can report your hours when you get your monthly email from email@example.com.
Stream Stewards who fulfill their 40 hours receive recognition at the following year’s Nisqually Watershed Festival and have the opportunity to share their experience on our blog to inspire future Stewards!