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Field Trips and Events

Take time to enjoy the great outdoors in Mississippi. Grab a picnic, walk in the forest, hike the trail, go for a run, admire the waves, volunteer or learn more through a guided walk or tour at a park or historic site. 


Ongoing Special Events


  • 2014 South Mountain Speakers Series

    various locations
    April 17, 2014 - November 13, 2014

    “For the fifth season of the South Mountain Speakers Series we’ll continue with events on a range of issues meant to engage citizens in conserving the South Mountain landscape by learning from our past,” said Jon Peterson, a planner with the Appalac... Learn more


  • Volunteer Fish Monitoring in the Saugatuck River

    Westport, Connecticut
    March 31, 2014 - June 30, 2014

    Interested? Check out the fish monitor opportunity description, email theden@tnc.org or call 203-226-4991 x. 116. Learn more


  • Work Day

    Ottawa Bluffs
    April 19, 2014

    Join us for this Earth Day event to help with brush removal and oak savanna restoration. Please register so we can plan accordingly. Learn more


  • Volunteer Orientation

    The Nature Conservancy in Washington
    1917 1st Ave
    Seattle, WA 98101
    March 13, 2014 - December 11, 2014

    Interested in learning more about The Nature Conservancy and how you can get involved as a volunteer? Come to one of our monthly volunteer orientations, every second Thursday of the month in our Seattle office! Please RSVP at least one day in advance to wavolunteer... Learn more


  • 2014 Tannersville Bog Walks: Great Opportunity for Kids!

    Tannersville Cranberry Bog Parking Lot on Cherry Lane Road in Tannersville, PA (Monroe County).
    April 15, 2014 - November 12, 2014

    The Monroe County Environmental Education Center is proud to invite you to attend a guided, public walk into the unique Tannersville Cranberry Bog. Along the way, our Environmental Educators will explain the Bog’s formation, its interesting plant and animal li... Learn more


  • Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i Hike Schedule 2014

    Mo'omomi Preserve, Moloka'i
    March 2014 - October 2014

    Hikes are conducted once monthly to Mo‘omomi Preserve during the months of March through October. To check for availability, contact the Moloka‘i field office at (808) 553-5236 or email hike_molokai@tnc.org Please note: Hikes are in high demand with li... Learn more


  • Kamakou Preserve, Moloka'i Hike Schedule 2014

    Kamakou Preserve, Moloka'i
    March 01, 2014 - October 04, 2014

    Hikes are conducted once monthly to Kamakou Preserve during the months of March through October. To check for availability, contact the Moloka'i field office at (808) 553-5236 or email hike_molokai@tnc.org. Normal 0 false false false EN-... Learn more


  • Nature Rocks Tour

    Blowing Rocks Preserve
    December 08, 2013 - June 29, 2014

    Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Join intern Emily Cochran for a 40-minute tour of Blowing Rocks Preserve. Get an overview of the preserve’s features, from its unique rock formation and protected sea turtle nesting beach, to its Hawley Education Center, mangrove shorelin... Learn more


  • Blowing Rocks Porch Talks

    Blowing Rocks Preserve
    Lagoon boardwalk talk: 1st, and 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 p.m.
    - meet on front deck at Hawley Education Center

    Beach crossover talk: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 2 p.m.
    - meet at kiosk by beachside parking lot

    December 07, 2013 - June 29, 2014

    Lagoon boardwalk talk: 1st, and 3rd Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. - meet on front deck at Hawley Education Center 20 minute discussion about tidal swamps and frequently seen crabs, protecting the native shoreline, and the Indian River Lagoon- the most diverse estua... Learn more


  • Experience Kitty Todd Preserve

    West of Toledo
    May 01, 2013 - October 31, 2013

    The Nature Conservancy invites you to hike and wildlife-watch at its Kitty Todd Preserve in Northwest Ohio.  The preserve is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the first weekend of the month from May through October. During open... Learn more


  • Conservation Partner "Thank-You" Events

    Hikes, nature walks and other exclusive events
    December 31, 2013

    Each year, we do one to two events specially for our Conservation Partners to say "thanks" for all that they do for us. Conservation Partners are donors who are generous enough to give $1,000 per year or more.* This year, we are offering to our Conservation... Learn more


  • Events at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

    Various in Canaan Valley
    January 01, 2013 - January 01, 2014

    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offers events year-round at the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge.  The Nature Conservancy has long supported conservation efforts in the Canaan Valley&m... Learn more


  • Wee Naturalists

    The Nature Conservancy’s Yankauer Nature Preserve
    January 01, 2013 - January 01, 2014

    Conducted by the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, this fun program is aimed at pre-school children ages 3-5. It is designed to provide opportunities for small children and loving adults to explore nature together safely under the guidance of an experienced PVAS instru... Learn more


  • MeetUp Outdoors with Us!

    Various outdoor sites throughout Ohio
    June 14, 2012 - June 14, 2017

    Join The Ohio Nature Conservancy’s new Meetup Group, which is open to anyone who wants to enjoy Ohio’s best outdoor places in the company of others. On our MeetUp site, we will list hikes, bird walks, visits to our preserves and other social outings, alon... Learn more


Special Events


  • ShowMe Nature GK-12 Research Symposium

    Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
    University of Missouri in Columbia
    1201 Rollins St.
    Columbia, MO 65211
    April 26, 2014

    See the Conservancy's Director of Conservation, Doug Ladd, speak at the third annual ShowMe Nature GK-12 Research Symposium. The event, which will take place at the University of Missouri in Columbia on April 26, 2014, will focus on bringing scientific research into ... Learn more


  • Open House at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

    The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
    May 31, 2014

    Come one, come all to the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve! We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our award-winning visitor center at the lake with an “open house” event on May 31st. We invite you to join us from 8am to 1pm to explore one of Utah... Learn more


  • Help Us Celebrate!

    Lander • Statewide
    April 26, 2014 - September 06, 2014

     25th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, June 5, 2014 5-9 p.m. Lander City Park 405 S. Fremont Street, Lander Join us for a an evening of FREE family fun with a barbeque, guest speakers and live music by WYOmericana Caravan! >> RSVP Today or contact Cat ... Learn more


  • Spring Trail Workshop

    Redding and Easton. Meet at roadside parking pull-off on Black Rock Turnpike in Easton, across from the Aspetuck Valley Apple Barn. Parking will be limited so carpooling is recommended.
    May 03, 2014

    Join Connecticut Forests and Parks Association for their annual Spring Trail Workshop. Volunteers will be working in Easton and Redding on an exciting trail project that will connect the Aspetuck and Saugatuck Trails in Centennial Watershed State Forest. Learn new tr... Learn more


  • Ghosts of the Ammunition Plant Tour

    Attendees will meet at the Welcome Center
    May 17, 2014

    Did you know that in 1940, the U.S. Government acquired over 36,000 acres to build an ammunition plant on the land that is now known as Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie? Why was this location chosen? How was it built and operated? Our volunteer tour guide for thi... Learn more


  • Coastal Cleanup Day on Placentia Island Preserve & Gotts Island

    Placentia Island and Gotts Island, off Mount Desert Island
    June 21, 2014

    Clean Waters, Clean Shores is an annual cleanup event of the coastline of Mount Desert Island and the surrounding offshore islands. Marine debris is well documented as significant coastal issue, negatively impacting seabirds and other wildlife, as well as the recreat... Learn more


  • Coffee and Conversation with Mike Stevens

    Yakima
    When: Tuesday April 29th 9-10am
    Where: North Town Coffeehouse - 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA 98901

    Cle Elum
    When: Tuesday April 29th 2- 3pm
    Where: Pioneer Coffee Company - 121 N Pennsylvania Ave, Cle Elum, WA 98922
    April 29, 2014

    Coffee and Conversation with Mike Stevens, State Director of The Nature Conservancy of Washington Discuss environmental challenges and conservation initiatives in your area. Share your ideas and concerns; hear how The Nature Conservancy is working for people and natu... Learn more


  • San Pedro River Festival

    Winkelman Flats Public Park
    May 03, 2014

    This free family event is for nature lovers, birders and anyone who enjoys the outdoors and scenic treasures near the San Pedro and Gila Rivers. Participants can explore a historic working ranch, bird sanctuaries and open spaces of the Lower San Pedro River. ... Learn more


  • World Fish Migration Day

    Throughout Maine
    May 01, 2014 - May 31, 2014

    On May 24 and throughout the month of May, there will be events all over the world to recognize the challenges of fish migration and the opportunities of restoring rivers and oceans. Lean more about World Fish Migration Day and events from the partnership's website. ... Learn more


  • Drury Preserve Volunteer Workday

    The Nature Conservancy's Drury Preserve- Barnum Street, Sheffield MA.
    May 17, 2014

    Come out and help The Nature Conservancy get the Drury Trail ready for a major facelift and enjoy the beautiful spring flowers and wildlife this preserve has to offer. Over 600 feet of boardwalk and bridges will be rebuilt this summer by trail crews. We need help ge... Learn more


  • Folsom Point Preserve Workday

    Folsom Point Preserve
    50365 Brohard Ave.
    Council Bluffs, IA

    Meet at main preserve gate, located at south end of preserve
    May 17, 2014

    Mel Wieben will be leading the workday which will focus on removing cedar trees and dogwood brush to improve and expand prairie habitat. Learn more


  • Clear Lake Clean Up Day

    Clausen's Cove
    Ventura, Iowa
    April 26, 2014

    As part of Earth Day North Iowa we are hosting a clean up day at Clausen's Cove. Join us in caring for this 250 acre property. Learn more


  • Clausen's Cove Hike

    Clausen's Cove
    Ventura, IA
    April 24, 2014

    Join us for a hike at Clausen's Cove before the North Iowa Green Expo. Learn more


  • Midewin Earth Day Celebration

    Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
    April 26, 2014

    This Earth Day, give wildflowers a chance to grow by helping remove invasive garlic mustard at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. This invasive species produces seeds rapidly, allowing it to spread quickly and suppress native plants. It also produces a toxin that pr... Learn more


  • Midewin Volunteer Work Day

    Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
    May 01, 2014

    Every Thursday, rain or shine, volunteers can lend a hand to restore nature at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The day’s activities will be based on need and weather conditions and may include seed cleaning, brush cutting, herbicide treatment, invasive plan... Learn more


  • Midewin Work Day

    Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
    April 24, 2014

    Every Thursday, rain or shine, volunteers can lend a hand to restore nature at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The day’s activities will be based on need and weather conditions and may include seed cleaning, brush cutting, herbicide treatment, invasive plan... Learn more


  • Nachusa Grasslands Work Day

    Nachusa Grasslands
    April 26, 2014

    Join us for a day of restoration at Nachusa Grasslands! During this volunteer event, our work will focus on the Orland Prairie Southeast Unit. Be sure to dress for outdoor work (including long pants and sturdy boots) and bring a lunch. To join a workday crew, meet at... Learn more


  • Roots and Routes to Grow: A Community Tree Planting Day

    Burnham Wildlife Corridor
    May 10, 2014

    Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by joining your community to help restore one of Chicago's precious natural areas. The Chicago Park District's Burnham Wildlife Corridor is an important stop-over habitat for roughly 300 species of birds. At the event, you w... Learn more


  • Flowers and Feathers

    Kankakee Sands, Newton County
    May 01, 2014 - May 17, 2014

    Birding at Kankakee Sands provides an easy and meaningful experience for new and experienced birds alike. The birds are prolific and easy to view from the roadside or just a short walk into the prairies, which are full of spring flowers and grasses this time of year.... Learn more


  • North Iowa Green Expo

    Surf Ballroom
    460 North Shore Drive
    Clear Lake, IA 50428
    April 24, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy will be participating in the North Iowa Green Expo alongside many other local exhibitors. For more information visit the Earth Day North Iowa website. Learn more


  • Downtown Earth Day Tour

    The Science Center of Iowa
    401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    April 19, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy of Iowa will be hosting a Nature Rock Scavenger Hunt at the Science Center's Downtown Earth Day. Families will have the opportunity to explore and learn about nature in the area surrounding the Science Center. For more information visit their w... Learn more


  • Petit Manan Point Shoreline Clean-up

    Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge
    Birch Point Trail parking lot of Petit Manan Point, Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, located 5.7 miles south on Pigeon Hill Road in Steuben.
    May 17, 2014

    To sign up or for more information: Contact Teressa Cultrera: 207-546-2124 x10, teressa_cultrera@fws.gov Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge spans over 250 miles of the Maine coastline and contains 59 offshore islands and four mainland parcels. The US Fish... Learn more


  • Earth Day Celebration 2014: Picnic for the Planet

    Center for the Arts
    265 South Cache Street
    Jackson, WY 83001
    April 27, 2014

    Bring a picnic and join friends and family for an afternoon of music, interactive activities for kids and families, local food and films. Brought to you by The Nature Conservancy and Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Learn more


  • Trail Adopter & Trail Maintenance Training

    Devil’s Den Preserve
    May 10, 2014

    Please join us for the annual training session for volunteer trail adopters. We'll show you how to tend the trails efficiently, effectively and safely. Without your generous time and energy, we could never get it all done. So THANK YOU! To sign up for this training o... Learn more


  • Symposium on Climate Change in Arctic Before Performance of Sila

    Central Square Theater in Cambridge
    April 26, 2014

    This is a unique opportunity to hear about the impacts of climate change in the Arctic and see a remarkable performance of the issue in Sila, a world premiere produced by the Underground Railway Theater. About the play: On Baffin Island in the Canadian territory of N... Learn more


  • World Fish Migration Day

    Throughout Connecticut
    May 24, 2014

    On this day, there will be events all over the world and The Nature Conservancy has teamed up with the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Pinceton Hydro and other partners to sponsor events throughout Connecticut. For more informa... Learn more


  • Girl Scout Day at San Pedro House

    Bureau of Land Management’s San Pedro House
    May 10, 2014

    Girls Scouts will participate in a day-long program geared to help them explore nature, learn about Arizona ecosystems and water conservation, and have the chance to speak with environmental professionals about careers in conservation. They will also have the chance ... Learn more


  • Delaware Chapter Earth Day Event

    Rocky Run Stream Clean-up

    Brandywine Creek State Park
    April 26, 2014

    Connect With Nature! Join the Delaware Chapter in celebrating Earth Day through service at Brandywine Creek State Park!  What: Picking up debris from streams and surrounding areas. Volunteers will work in teams to clean up Rocky Run and other streams flowing th... Learn more


  • Spring Bird Migration Tours in Boston

    RSVP for meeting location to Alyssa Kichula, 617-532-8387
    May 09, 2014 - May 20, 2014

    Please join us for peaceful morning bird walks with Massachusetts State Director Wayne Klockner and help us welcome spring back to New England! Walks begin at 7:30 a.m. and space is limited. Contact Alyssa Kichula to sign up! Friday, May 9 - Boston Public Garden Wedn... Learn more


  • 6K Walk for Water

    21st Street Entrance, U.S. Department of State
    April 23, 2014

    The U.S. Department of State and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are organizing a "Walk for Water" in honor of Earth Day.  The walk will start at the U.S. Department of State office, and then people will make their way down towards the National Mall, around ... Learn more


  • Delaware Outdoor Trail

    Around the First State
    April 22, 2014

    Before your Spring/Summer calendars fills up, make sure to reserve a couple of days to get outside in Delaware. This year on Earth Day, Delaware Tourism will launch the Delaware Outdoor Trail. The Delaware Outdoor Trail leads travelers methodically through a broad ar... Learn more


  • Saturday, September 6th: Fall Work Day at Whitney Preserve( previously scheduled for September 13th, but rescheduled due to  time conflict)

    Whitney Preserve
    September 06, 2014

    Join us for all or part of the day as we help enhance the beauty of Whitney Preserve and prepare Bev’s Bunkhouse for the fall through various work projects such as prepping for tree planting, trail building and maintenance, improvements to Bev’s Bunkhouse... Learn more


  • Saturday, April 12th: Spring Work Day at Whitney Preserve( previously scheduled for April 26th but changed due to schedule conflict)

    Whitney Preserve
    April 12, 2014 - April 12, 2014

    Join us for all or part of the day as we welcome the season with a spring cleaning of Whitney Preserve. We will be completing various work projects throughout the morning such as trail building and maintenance, improvements to Bev’s Bunkhouse, brush piling, wee... Learn more


  • Venture Outdoors Fest

    Brandywine Creek State Park
    May 03, 2014 - May 04, 2014

    Get outside and choose an adventure at Delaware State Parks’ “Venture Outdoors Fest.” “Venture Outdoors Fest” invites young adults to explore the outdoors, check out the recreation activities available to them throughout the state park... Learn more


  • Yampa Valley Crane Festival

    Carpenter Ranch and other locations
    September 12, 2014 - April 15, 2014

    The third annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado from September 12-15, 2014, featuring crane viewing sessions, expert speakers, films, family activities, nature and bird walks, workshops, a picnic at The Nature Conser... Learn more


  • Bird Walks at Carpenter Ranch

    Carpenter Ranch and Yampa River Preserve
    May 10, 2014 - June 07, 2014

    Join a 2-hour guided bird walk (8–10 a.m.) along the Yampa River led by resident birding expert Nancy Merrill. Enjoy an easy walk through the unique globally rare cottonwood forest, home to over 150 species of migrating and nesting birds. Meet at the Natur... Learn more


  • Investing in Nature: Conservation and the Bottom Line

    Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Roberts Theatre
    527 Tremont Street, Boston
    May 12, 2014

    How can environmentally sound investment provide competitive economic and ecological return for businesses and for society? Can market-based solutions create a stronger economy and a healthier environment? Speakers will include: Mark Tercek, president and CEO of The ... Learn more


  • 7 Billion and Counting: Population and the Planet

    Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Wimberly Theatre
    527 Tremont Street, Boston
    April 28, 2014

    Does our growing population affect other species and the planet as a whole? What about families already struggling to find food, water, and healthcare? Can empowering women make life more sustainable for people and nature? Can conservation and technology innovation... Learn more


  • Weathering the Storm: Boston’s Future Climate

    Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Wimberly Theatre
    527 Tremont Street, Boston
    June 09, 2014

    What will climate change mean for Boston and other coastal cities? How can we adapt to the impacts of climate change, even as we work to mitigate greenhouse gases emissions in the future? How can New England be more resilient in the face of sea level rise and stronge... Learn more


  • Red Hills Prairie Hike

     Red Hills region south and west of Wichita, approximately an hour and a half.
    May 03, 2014 - May 04, 2014

    Join The Nature Conservancy as we host a series of events to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in Kansas.  Hosted in conjunction with Backwoods, we encourage you to join us for a prairie hike through one of the Conservancy's highest priority regions. The hike will... Learn more


  • Sally Brown Preserve Wildflower Hike

    Sally Brown Nature Preserve, Garrard County
    April 06, 2014

    Join us for a moderate 2 mile hike to view spring wildflowers, great for all ages.  RSVPs appreciated but not necessary.  For more information, please email Lisa Morris at kentucky@tnc.org or call at 859-259-9655 ext. 5015. Learn more


  • Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival

    Kingman Island
    575 Oklahoma Avenue NE Washington, DC (entrance at RFK Stadium Lot 6)
    April 26, 2014

    The Fifth Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival features two main stages of bluegrass and Americana music.  The festival celebrates local music, food, and culture as well as the revitalization of the Anacostia River, while supporting hands-on educati... Learn more


  • Cannon's Point Tour and Open House

    Cannon's Point, St. Simons Island
    May 17, 2014

    Old‐growth trees draped with moss, salty ocean breezes, hidden pathways…Cannon's Point is a special natural area tucked away on St. Simons Island, a popular vacation destination. The Nature Conservancy is proud to have played a role in protecting Cannon's Poin... Learn more


  • Guided Nature Walks at Broxton Rocks

    Broxton Rocks Preserve
    (Broxton, near Douglas)
    March 22, 2014 - May 03, 2014

    Visiting Broxton Rocks is like taking a journey to the center of the Earth. This unique landscape features unusual rock formations and mystical pools. Expert guides will share stories of the ecology and history of this special preserve.  Tours last about two ho... Learn more


  • Guided Nature Walks at Heggie’s Rock

    Heggie's Rock Preserve
    (Appling, near Augusta)
    March 22, 2014 - May 04, 2014

    Watch out for beavers and otters! Join others on expert-guided tours of this amazing landscape, home to many species found nowhere else. See colorful lichens and search for the endangered pool sprite!  All tours last about two hours. While families are welcome,... Learn more


  • Spring Treasure Hunt

    Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow, Grass Lake, Michigan
    May 03, 2014

    Join scientists and restoration ecologists from The Nature Conservancy for a FREE guided field trip through our beautiful Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow. Perfect for all ages, this event will have you hiking through a forest floor carpeted with trillium ... Learn more


  • Oyster Castle Construction Volunteer Day

    933 Dupre Road, McClellanville, SC
    April 26, 2014

    Volunteers Needed!The Nature Conservancy needs your help with constructing oyster “castles.” We are looking for 30 volunteers to assist with the construction of the oyster castle clusters using concrete blocks. These oyster castles will serve as the build... Learn more


  • Spring RiverSweep Volunteer Day

    Johnson-Habitat Park
    610 S. Jason St.
    Denver, CO 80223
    April 26, 2014

    Join The Nature Conservancy in Colorado’s Young Professional Group at this year’s Spring RiverSweep volunteer event. Gather your friends, family or co-workers and pitch in to make Denver cleaner, safer, and more beautiful. Volunteers will help with numero... Learn more


  • Saturday, July 12th: Nature Photography at Whitney Preserve

    Whitney Preserve
    July 12, 2014

    Want to pick up a few tips on how to take outdoor photographs? Looking for a unique place to practice? Join volunteer and award winning photographer Mike Deal at Whitney Preserve for a guided photography hike. Mike will offer some techniques and tips he uses in hi... Learn more


  • Saturday, May 17th: USFS Moonwalk at Lame Johnny Creek Ranch

    Lame Johnny Creek Ranch
    May 17, 2014

    See newborn bison calves at play under a full moon and hear about how The Nature Conservancy has partnered with Wind Cave National Park to protect diverse bison genetics throughout N.America. Wind Cave staff will discuss how bison were brought back from the brink of ... Learn more


  • Saturday, June 7 th: Bev’s Bunkhouse Open House at Whitney Preserve

    Whitney Preserve- Bev's Bunkhouse
    June 07, 2014

    Join us in celebrating the completion of Bev’s Bunkhouse at an Open House for everyone! This event will feature activities for all ages including games and scavenger hikes for children, and adventure and exploring hikes for the adults featuring the beautiful c... Learn more


  • Tuesday, August 5th: Summer Adopt-a-Creek

    Rapid Creek between Canyon Lake Drive and the West Main Bridge.
    August 05, 2014

    Beat the summer heat and help keep our creeks healthy right in Rapid City! We will be cleaning up trash and debris from the unique wetland areas of Rapid Creek between Canyon Lake Drive and the West Main Bridge. Schedule: 6:00 p.m.: Meet at the bike path parking lot ... Learn more


  • Friday, October 10th: Western Dakotas Program Annual Celebration at the Journey Museum

    Journey Museum
    October 10, 2014

    Come to meet and socialize with fellow Conservancy members and conservationists in our community while you learn about the work that The Nature Conservancy been doing throughout the year in the Western Dakotas Program. There will be a guest speaker, live music, refre... Learn more


  • Saturday, May 17th: Trail Ride at Whitney Preserve

    Whitney Preserve
    May 17, 2014

    Join us for an intermediate level trail ride through one of the Black Hills most wild and undeveloped natural areas at Whitney Preserve. We will ride through Ponderosa Pine forest and grassland flats as we work our way across Whitney Preserve to the new bunkhouse (B... Learn more


  • Saturday, June 14th: Guided Bird Hike at Whitney Preserve

    Whitney Preserve
    June 14, 2014

    Enjoy a guided hike around Whitney Preserve in the search of the many resident and migratory birds which utilize our diverse habitats. Volunteer Bob Bork will lead visitors through the riparian areas of Cool Creek and Cascade Creek in search of the numerous bird spe... Learn more


  • Saturday, May 3rd: Spring Adopt-a-Creek

    Rapid Creek between Canyon Lake Drive and the West Main Bridge
    May 03, 2014

    Help preserve nature and keep our waters healthy right in Rapid City as we clean up trash and debris from the unique wetland areas of Rapid Creek between Canyon Lake Drive and the West Main Bridge. Schedule: 9:00 a.m.: Meet at the bike path parking lot just south of ... Learn more


  • Celebrate Earth Day with The Nature Conservancy!

    Cypress Island Preserve
    April 22, 2014

    Celebrate Earth Day with The Nature Conservancy at Cypress Island Preserve!  Our Visitor Center will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 22nd. Learn about the preserve and test your bird identification skills on a guided walk along the levee tr... Learn more


  • Preserve Work Day at Katharine Ordway Preserve

    Katherine Ordway Preserve
    165 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883
    April 22, 2014

    This Earth Day, connect with nature. Explore; visit a preserve. Volunteer; here's your chance! Give; you make it possible.The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut is gearing up for all of those preserve maintenance tasks that give us a chance to work with you again. ... Learn more


  • Clymer Meadow Wildflower Tour

    Clymer Meadow Preserve
    May 10, 2014

    Get back to nature with us on May 10 at The Nature Conservancy’s Clymer Meadow Wildflower Tour. This 1,400-acre preserve contains one of the last remnants of the Blackland Prairie, an ecosystem that once stretched from the Texas coast to southern Manitoba. Catc... Learn more


  • Philadelphia Science Festival

    Various sites across greater Philadelphia
    April 25, 2014 - May 03, 2014

    The Philadelphia Science Festival is a ten-day, community-wide celebration of science that takes place annually in April, featuring hands-on science experiments, lectures, debates, family activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science educati... Learn more


  • DMACC Earth Week Fair

    DMACC Ankeny Campus
    Building 5
    1100 7th St.
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    April 14, 2014

    Earth Day at DMACC-Ankeny is a special time when we like to celebrate conservation and spread knowledge about protecting the environment and getting involved with community conservation organizations. Learn more


  • Conservancy Birding Expert Tim Boucher Headlines the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival!

    Don't miss Tim's keynote address, workshops and tours. 
    May 16, 2014 - May 17, 2014

    The Conservancy's leading birder and Conservation Geographer Tim Boucher will lead several events at the 2014 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. Space is limited, so register today!  May 16, 7am - 1pm: Birds and Geology on Antelope IslandMay 16, 3 - 4:30pm: Learning... Learn more


  • Birding Tours at the Great Salt Lake!

    As part of the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, the Conservancy will conduct tours at our Kay's Creek and Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve properties.
    May 18, 2014 - May 19, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy in Utah is always a proud sponsor and host of the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. The event this year will be a special one for the Conservancy: Our very own birder extraordinaire Tim Boucher will be the festival's keynote speaker, and we will b... Learn more


  • Spring 2014 Bird Walks

    Various locations
    April 29, 2014 - May 12, 2014

    Grab your binoculars and join fellow birders for great sights and sounds throughout the DC Metro area. Learn from our experienced trip leaders about the tremendous journeys these small birds have made and enjoy their beautiful colors and songs as they stop to “... Learn more


  • Red Spruce Planting

    Cranesville Swamp Preserve
    3.5 hours from DC/Baltimore
    April 26, 2014

    Red Spruce (Picea rubens) once covered thousands of acres in western Maryland before logging and burning at the turn of the last century drastically reduced its range. Join us as we replant several thousand red spruce seedlings “rescued” from a gas pipeli... Learn more


  • The 2014 Dallas Spring Party

    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
    May 16, 2014

    Download a registration form or email Chelsea Carr at ccarr@tnc.org for more information about the party.The Nature Conservancy in Texas turns 50 this year, and you’re invited to celebrate this important milestone with us on May 16, 2014, at our Dallas Spring P... Learn more


  • Earth Day Family Nature Walk

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    April 26, 2014

    Celebrate the planet and the preservation of an amazing place, just 15 minutes off Route 95.  Join The Nature Conservancy for a 1.5-mile walk in the woods, with plenty of time to look for tadpoles and early spring wildflowers.  Meet at the parking lot on Pl... Learn more


  • Woodcock Sky Dance

    Francis C. Carter Preserve, Charlestown
    April 16, 2014

    In spring, male woodcocks perform a high, spiraling aerial display, hoping to catch the attention of a mate on the ground below. The Nature Conservancy’s Carter Preserve has a large, open grassland that is perfect for observing this annual ritual. The trail ar... Learn more


  • A Day at the Matador Ranch

    The Nature Conservancy's Matador Ranch
    June 07, 2014 - June 07, 2014

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  • Collecting Seeds at Martha’s Vineyard

    Hoft Farm Preserve, West Tisbury
    July 08, 2014 - July 08, 2014

    We’re looking for a few volunteers to help us collect seeds at our native plant nursery at Hoft Farm Preserve in West Tisbury. Later in the year, the Conservancy will sow these seeds at our native sandplain grassland restoration site in Edgartown. To sign up fo... Learn more


  • Hart Prairie Preserve Nature Walks

    Hart Prairie Preserve
    June 08, 2014 - September 21, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy’s Hart Prairie Preserve offers free guided nature walks on Sundays on the western slope of the San Francisco Peaks. These ninety-minute walks offer the opportunity to learn more about birds, wildflowers, forest ecology, and the Conservanc... Learn more


  • Blue Week

    Oak Openings Region, Northwest Ohio
    May 11, 2014 - May 18, 2014

    Join The Nature Conservancy and other partners of The Green Ribbon Initiative in a family-friendly, annual celebration of all things blue in the oak savanna — including the Karner blue butterfly, wild blue lupine and the blue spotted salamander. Hike, bike and ... Learn more


  • 2014 Earth Day Events in Ohio

    Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus
    April 13, 2014 - April 26, 2014

    Help us celebrate Earth Day this year by joining us at one of three major Earth Day events across the state. These festivals will feature family-friendly activities, food, music and environmental organizations—including The Nature Conservancy. We invite you to ... Learn more


  • Pinnacle Mountain Hike

    Pinnacle Mountain, Pulaski County
    May 23, 2014

    Join Conservancy staff along with staff from Arkansas State Parks and experience an informative hike at Pinnacle Mountain. Participants will learn about the benefits of prescribed fire as they hike the mountain and see firsthand the results of six burns in the area. ... Learn more


  • Smith Creek Hike

    Smith Creek Preserve, Newton County
    April 25, 2014

    The Conservancy’s Smith Creek Preserve, located near Boxley Valley and the Buffalo River, is at its best in the springtime. Vibrant wildflowers are abundant, and with enough water, the stream cascades over a series of waterfalls. Join photographer Harvey Willia... Learn more


  • Trap Mountain Hike and Picnic

    Simpson Preserve at Trap Mountain, Hot Spring County
    May 03, 2014

    Experience the beauty of the Ouachita Mountains and get your heart pumping on a hike led by Dr. John Simpson. Dr. Simpson and Donna Simpson of Hot Springs donated the land that established the Simpson Preserve at Trap Mountain. Dr. Simpson is intimately familiar with... Learn more


  • Saco Heath Volunteer Workdays

    Saco Heath Preserve
    April 22, 2014 - April 23, 2014

    This Earth Day, connect with nature. Explore. Volunteer. Give.If you can volunteer on April 22 (Earth Day) and April 23, we’d love to have your help! We’ll be at The Nature Conservancy’s Saco Heath Preserve, clearing the old boardwalk from the heath... Learn more


  • Prairie Ridge Preserve at Terre Noire in Arkadelphia Hike and Picnic

    Prairie Ridge Preserve at Terre Noire in Arkadelphia, Clark County
    May 09, 2014

    The Prairie Ridge Preserve is a new 368-acre preserve that is located near the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s Terre Noire Natural Area. This area is one of the highest quality blackland prairies remaining in the state. Hike with us through pastures of b... Learn more


  • Sweetlife Festival Volunteers

    Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, MD)
    May 10, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy is sponsoring Sweetgreen’s annual Sweetlife Festival, a music and food festival focused on sustainability and sourcing food from local and organic farms. We are in need of volunteers to help at the festival’s “Eco-Stores&rdquo... Learn more


  • Connect With Nature: Tree Planting Along the Current River

    Near Akers, MO
    April 05, 2014

    Join The Nature Conservancy to take part in a tree planting in the Ozarks.  The planting will take place along the Current River and will help restore native habitat that has been converted to pasture.  We'll be planting from 9am to 3pm, and lunch will be p... Learn more


  • Santa Fe Canyon Preserve Nature Hikes

    Santa Fe Canyon Preserve
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    April 23, 2014 - May 15, 2014

    Join The Nature Conservancy at our popular Santa Fe Canyon Preserve for two naturalist-led hikes. Robert Martin, the Conservancy's stewardship ecologist in New Mexico, will be your guide, sharing the preserve's colorful history and rich natural diversity. You'll hav... Learn more


  • 50th Anniversary San Antonio Conservation Luncheon

    Pearl Stable
    May 14, 2014

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE Let’s get ready to talk conservation! The Nature Conservancy in Texas turns 50 this year, and you’re invited to celebrate this important milestone with us on May 14 at our 50th Anniversary San Antonio Conservation Luncheon. ... Learn more


  • Earth Day in the Junction

    Valley Junction
    5th Street
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    April 06, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy in Iowa will be participating in the Valley Junction's Earth Day in the Junction event. Join us for the 5K, kid's fun run, activities and exhibits. Learn more


  • Coffee & Conversation

    Statewide
    February 06, 2014

    You are invited to Coffee & Conversation events in 2014. We will be coming to cities and towns across the state to tell you more about or new whole system approach to conservation. This is your chance to learn, inquire and meet the folks on the ground who make ou... Learn more


  • Bird Walk in Lurie Garden

    The Lurie Garden in Millennium Park
    May 16, 2014

    What better way to start your busy day than a peaceful walk through Lurie Garden? Join our Director of Science Jeff Walk, Ph.D., on this bird and plant appreciation walk in the heart of the Chicago. Space is limited, so sign up today!  Learn more


  • Emerald Ash Borer Training Opportunity

    Allen Hall 104
    Mansfield University
    June 13, 2014

    Do you have ash trees in your community? Is emerald ash borer in your area or close by? Do you want to save your ash trees? If so, please join us at Greenwood Furnace State Park for a day of intensive training on emerald ash borer (EAB) and its management. A panel of... Learn more


  • Annual Spring Campout at the West Branch Forest.

    We will meet at the campsite of TNC’s West Branch Forest (Clinton County). Directions and an itinerary will be sent upon receiving your RSVP.
    April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014

    Join us overnight or just for the day and come explore the West Branch Forest with The Nature Conservancy staff, volunteers and their families. Assist with setting up for the Hyner View Trail Challenge and with the check station during the race as well as various ot... Learn more


  • Rainwater Harvesting Tours

    The Nature Conservancy's Tucson Conservation Center
    January 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014

    The Tucson Conservation Center is being developed as a rainwater harvesting demonstration site. It provides education for a wide variety of community users that include: landscape designers, commercial and residential developers, students, homeowners, and com... Learn more


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  • Speaking Series

    At three locations
    March 11, 2014 - April 21, 2014

    Join Rose Paul, Director of Critical Lands & Conservation Science for the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy as she speaks about “The Case for Native Plants.” All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact the Garden C... Learn more


  • Whole Foods Market® Community Support Day

    Whole Foods Market

    1601 South Brentwood Blvd.
    Brentwood, Missouri

    1160 Town & Country Crossing Dr.
    Town & Country, Missouri

    March 20, 2014

      On March 20th, join us at Whole Foods Market to support The Nature Conservancy! Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of the day's revenue to the Conservancy as part of Community Support Day. In honor of World Water Day, which is on Saturday, March 22nd, C... Learn more


  • Extreme Makeover: Nature Edition! Techniques for Protecting Rare Species & Habitats

    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
    April 24, 2014

    Back by popular demand, our scientists are returning to speak at this exciting Cranbrook lecture series! Topics include conservation technology, Great Lakes farming and restoring native fish habitats. Learn how Restoration Director Chris May is implementing the lates... Learn more


  • 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee

    Houston Polo Club
    October 02, 2014

    Howdy, partners! On October 2, 2014 celebrate The Nature Conservancy’s 50th anniversary at our boot scootin’ Golden Jubilee! We’re planning a big night in the small town of Nature, Texas, our magical hometown. Nature is a magical place that encompas... Learn more


  • The Hoochie: Celebrate Earth Day in Style!

    The Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
    April 25, 2014

    Save the date and join us for an elegant evening to celebrate conservation in Georgia and around the world. For two decades, The Hoochie has served as one of Atlanta’s most anticipated events and has raised more than $4 million for The Nature Conservancy in G... Learn more


  • Zahorsky Woods Work Day

    On the east side of Old Highway 19, one mile north of Steelville between Grand Road and the Meramec River (Sec. 28 and 33, T38N, R4W, Crawford County). Turn onto Cushing Rd., one mile south of Highway 19 bridge over the Meramec River, to reach the old highway.
    March 29, 2014

    Stewart Pagenstecher, a volunteer preserve steward, will lead a work day at the preserve to maintain nature trails, post boundary signs, and conduct other tasks at this beautiful preserve along the Meramec River. Contact Stewart if you plan to attend or need more inf... Learn more


  • See Shaken Creek

    Shaken Creek Preserve
    June 07, 2014

    This preserve is not open to the public, because it is home to a number of rare plants. But, we open it once a year for a guided hike. It is an amazing place, filled with carnivorous plants and a number of other rare species. To register contact Hervey McIver (919) 7... Learn more


  • Walk with the Meat Eaters

    Green Swamp Preserve
    May 17, 2014

    The Green Swamp is home to 14 species of carnivorous plants – including the Venus flytrap, which is found only in this small corner of the world. Our experts will lead an easy stroll through the preserve and you can see these incredible plants in person. To reg... Learn more


  • Midewin Winter Lecture Series Featuring Bill Kurtis

    University of St. Francis
    Sexton Auditorium of the Moser Performing Arts Center
    500 Wilcox St., Joliet, IL
    February 06, 2014

    Can the prairie save us from global warming? That’s what Bill Kurtis will be asking as part of the 2014 Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Winter Lecture Series. Most of us know Bill Kurtis from his years as a news anchor at CBS News in Chicago, but did you kno... Learn more


  • Siting of Wind Energy in Nebraska Symposium

    Quality Inn and Suites/Sandhills Convention Center
    2102 South Jeffers St., North Platte
    February 12, 2014

    A Feb. 12 symposium aims to provide education and initiate a conversation on the appropriate siting of wind energy farms in Nebraska. Sponsored by the Sandhills Task Force, "Siting of Wind Energy in Nebraska" will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. at ... Learn more


  • Volunteer Day: Cottonwood Restoration Project

    Meet at Lied Lodge at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City. 
    February 08, 2014

    Birds need cottonwoods… and we need YOU! Bald eagles, migratory songbirds, and woodland mammals need cottonwood habitat along the Missouri River. Riverside forests also improve water quality, control flooding, and provide valuable recreational opportunitie... Learn more


Volunteer Opportunities


  • Livingston Bay

    Livingston Bay
    April 26, 2014

    On the eastern shore of Camano Island, within Port Susan Bay lies the 10-acre pocket estuary restoration project at Livingston Bay. The tidal wetlands that have been restored here support estuary-dependent animals, and healthier tidal wetlands means more food in the ... Learn more


  • Fence Building (FULL)

    Moses Coulee Research Site
    April 26, 2014

    The purpose of this project is to build a barbed wire fence to enclose an 80-acre research/restoration area. If you are interested in signing up for this volunteer opportunity, please send an email with your full name to wavolunteer@tnc.org. Learn more


  • Fence Building Completion

    Moses Coulee Research site
    May 03, 2014

    The purpose of this project is to complete barbed wire fence to enclose an 80-acre research/restoration area. If you are interested in signing up for this volunteer opportunity, please send an email with your full name to wavolunteer@tnc.org. Learn more


  • Beezley Hills – Trash Removal

    Beezley Hills
    May 10, 2014

    Every year the Beezley Hills Preserve seem to bloom in a new crop abandoned couches, wash machines, a refrigerator or two and various smaller trash. As no one else seems to want to claim them we collect them onto a flatbed trailer and donate them to the Grant County ... Learn more


  • Gate Replacement (FULL)

    Beezley Hills
    May 10, 2014

    The purpose of this project is to build and install two barbed wire drop gates along Baird Springs Road in the Beezley Hills Preserve. If you are interested in signing up for this volunteer opportunity, please send an email with your full name to wavolunteer@tnc.org. Learn more


  • Forest Restoration – Tree Thinning (Day 1)

    Barker Mountain
    May 31, 2014

    If you are interested in signing up for this volunteer opportunity, please send an email with your full name to wavolunteer@tnc.org. Learn more


  • Weed Control (Tentative)

    All Eastern WA area preserves
    May 17, 2014

    We’re never quite sure what the season will bring us but we can be certain that we will have weed issues somewhere. Work may include mechanical (pulling or cutting) or chemical (backpack or hand held sprayer) treatment. If you are interested in signing up for ... Learn more


  • Forest Restoration – Tree Thinning (Day 2)

    Forest Restoration – Tree ThinningBarker Mountain
    June 01, 2014

    If you are interested in signing up for this volunteer opportunity, please send an email with your full name to wavolunteer@tnc.org. Learn more


  • Seed Gathering

    TBD
    June 07, 2014

    We will be hand collecting seed from our native grasses for use in restoration efforts elsewhere on the preserve. Collection site will be determined as the season matures. If you are interested in signing up for this volunteer opportunity, please send an email with ... Learn more


  • County Line Fence Repair

    McCartney Creek Preserve
    June 14, 2014

    We’re trying to get a few more years out of the old barbed wire fence on the southern end of the McCartney Creek Preserve. We’ll need to reattach the wire to post in some places, add new metal t-post in others, and replace some wire in a few more. If you... Learn more


  • Invasive Plant Management (TBD)

    Foulweather Bluff
    July 01, 2014

    Our Foulweather Bluff preserve, located on the Kitsap Peninsula near Hansville, WA, is an amazing place featuring a nearly pristine coastal lagoon, a forested grove of western red cedar, western hemlock, Douglas-fir, and stands of madrone, and shoreline habitat inclu... Learn more


  • Pump House and Shed Painting

    Moses Coulee Field Station
    June 21, 2014

    We’ve got two small buildings (about 8 feet by 10 feet and 8 feet high) badly in need of face lifts. If you are interested in signing up for this volunteer opportunity, please send an email with your full name to wavolunteer@tnc.org. Learn more


  • Scotch Broom Removal (TBD)

    Dabob Bay (kayaks required!)
    July 01, 2014

    Dabob Bay’s Long Spit has an Easement Monitoring that needs to be conducted annually. The last 2-3 years’ monitoring has shown an increase in the Scotch Broom infestation on the spit which is getting worse. Join us for this work party to tackle the invas... Learn more


  • Spotted Bat Survey

    Moses Coulee Preserve
    July 12, 2014

    This has traditionally been a popular activity for us and is a great activity for the whole family. After a brief tutorial, participants will split up and sit, or stand quietly in the dark, usually in groups of three, for a one hour period. Two people in each group w... Learn more


  • Spotted Bat Survey (Continued)

    Mouses Coulee Preserve
    July 26, 2014

    This has traditionally been a popular activity for us and is a great activity for the whole family. After a brief tutorial, participants will split up and sit, or stand quietly in the dark, usually in groups of three, for a one hour period. Two people in each group w... Learn more


  • Connect with Nature: Charlotte Harbor Coastal Awareness Day

    Laishley Park Municipal Marina
    120 Laishley Ct.
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950

    April 26, 2014

    Charlotte Harbor Coastal Awareness Day Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 am – 3 pm Laishley Park Municipal Marina 120 Laishley Ct. Punta Gorda, FL 33950 No RSVP Necessary Contact Rocio Johnson at Rocio_johnson@tnc.org or (305) 432-2440 The Nature Conservancy in F... Learn more


  • Connect with Nature: John J. Pescatello Torchwood Hammock Preserve Invasive Species Removal and Beach Clean Up Workday

    John J. Pescatello Torchwood Hammock Preserve
    Corner of Pirates Road and Jolly Roger Drive
    Little Torch Key, FL 33042

    April 12, 2014

    RSVP by April 11, 2014 Contact Shirley Gun at sgun@tnc.org or (305) 872-7071. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive Australian pines from the John J. Pescatello Torchwood Hammock Preserve. We will be cutting down approximately (15) 20-foot trees. Removal of... Learn more


  • Wild Plant Restoration

    Tillinghast Pond Management Area, West Greenwich
    April 22, 2014

    Help make room for jack-in-the-pulpits and other native spring wildflowers by pulling out invasive plants at the historic Bates homestead area, near Tillinghast Pond.  Please bring a pair of work gloves and a drink/snack.  Meet at the Plain Meetinghouse Roa... Learn more


  • Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve Volunteer Day

    Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve, Covert, MI
    April 26, 2014

    April is Earth Month and what better way to honor the lands and waters that sustain us than by spending time outdoors and giving back? Join us at the beautiful Ross Preserve in West Michigan to kick off a large-scale project to restore part of Lake Michigan’s c... Learn more


  • Volunteer in Pennsylvania

    Various locations throughout PA
    January 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013

    When you volunteer for The Nature Conservancy, you'll gain experience, skills and a sense of accomplishment - all while helping to protect Pennsylvania's lands and waters.  Explore a list of opportunities, download the volunteer application and read our latest i... Learn more


  • Ellsworth Creek Tree Potting

    Lewis and Clark National Park
    April 01, 2014

    Join us Tuesday, April 1st, from 9am - 2 pm at the Lewis and Clark National Park Nursery to pot approximately 600 western red cedar and sitka spruce seedlings. Volunteers are needed to unload soil, move soil with a wheel barrow and plant the seedlings into ½ a... Learn more


  • EARTH DAY: P-Patch Community Garden Project

    University Heights
    April 19, 2014

    To celebrate the bounty of nutritious food the earth provides, The Nature Conservancy will be rolling up our sleeves and digging in to help a Seattle P-Patch! At the work party we will be helping out by building a base for a shed, moving compost, building a border ... Learn more


  • EARTH DAY: Litter Pick Up

    Ebey’s Landing
    April 19, 2014

    The bluff at Ebey’s Landing is a windswept headland laced by one of Western Washington's most popular coastal trails. The trail offers stunning views: on a clear day, one can look west to the Olympic Peninsula and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, south to Mt. Rainie... Learn more


  • EARTH DAY: Clean up and Maintenance (FULL)

    Moses Coulee Field Station
    April 19, 2014

    Spring cleanup and exterior maintenance of the Field Station includes light yard maintenance, exterior washing, patch painting, light carpentry, weeding etc.   Learn more


  • You Can Help Protect Charlotte Harbor's Coast

    Charlotte Harbor

    Come learn more about oyster reef restoration and help make oyster mats at our Coastal Awareness Day on April 26! The Nature Conservancy is collaborating with Florida DEP- Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves and the City of Punta Gorda to launch an oyster reef restora... Learn more


  • Fence Marking for Sage Grouse (FULL)

    McCartney Creek
    April 12, 2014

    Research has shown that Sage grouse can easily be injured or killed by flying into fence lines. This project involves placing vinyl markers on the upper wires of existing fences, making them more visible to flying sage grouse. This process has proven to significantly... Learn more


  • David’s Trail, Trail Maintenance (FULL)

    McCartney Creek
    April 12, 2014

    David’s Trail is located in the northeast portion of the McCartney Creek Preserve. It is a public loop trail but currently has limited accessibility. Volunteers will walk and maintain the 4 mile long loop trail. Two portions of the trail require rerouting; one ... Learn more


  • Invasive Plant Management

    Chuckanut Island
    March 29, 2014

    Just north of Larrabee State Park in Bellingham Bay lies the small Nature Conservancy preserve Chuckanut Island, which was established in 1976 to protect high quality natural shoreline and rocky cliff habitats and the abundance of marine birds and mammals that live t... Learn more


  • Homestead Valley Trail Maintenance (FULL)

    McCartney Creek Preserve
    March 22, 2014

    The Homestead Valley Trail is located in the northwest portion of the McCartney Creek Preserve. It is a public access loop trail accessible from Olson Hill Road. Volunteers will walk and maintain the 2 + mile long loop trail. Work will include removing stones and oth... Learn more


  • Piping Plover Fencing Days

    Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton
    March 28, 2014

    Spend the day on one of the most pristine beaches in Rhode Island! Help us to protect sensitive habitat for beach nesting birds including piping plover and least tern. Your help is needed to install posts, signage and rope which comprise a symbolic fence around their... Learn more


  • Piping Plover Fencing Days

    Little Compton (beach location to be determined)
    April 04, 2014

    Spend the day on one of the most pristine beaches in Rhode Island! Help us to protect sensitive habitat for beach nesting birds including piping plover and least tern. Your help is needed to install posts, signage and rope which comprise a symbolic fence around their... Learn more


  • Help Us Save the Gunnison Sage-Grouse!

    Join us at the Conservancy's Gunnison Sage-Grouse Preserve, inside the Adams parcel, just outside of Monticello, UT. 
    April 07, 2014 - April 08, 2014

    We are looking for roughly 20 volunteers to help us enhance habitat for the rare Gunnison sage-grouse. We recently acquired and restored one of the few Utah habitats for this threatened bird, and now it's time to give them more of what they need to survive -- sagebru... Learn more


  • Fry Pond Trail Workday

    Fry Pond Conservation Area, West Greenwich
    April 19, 2014

    After a long, stormy winter, the Fry Pond trails are ready for a cleanup crew!  The Nature Conservancy and the West Greenwich Land Trust are looking for volunteers to remove fallen branches, trim back the parts of the trail that have grown in, and re-paint the t... Learn more


  • Trail Blazers Wanted –New Trail Opening Soon!

    Canonchet Preserves – Hoxsie property, Hopkinton
    Canonchet Brook Preserve
    April 26, 2014

    Our next trail is in the works and we need hands to make it happen!  The Hoxsie property in Hopkinton is part of The Conservancy’s Canonchet Preserves.  This 2 mile trail project is a partnership project among TNC, Hopkinton’s Land Trust, Conser... Learn more


  • Pine Barren Restoration Workday

    Queen’s River Preserve, Exeter
    April 25, 2014

    Grab some clippers and a rake and help enhance this pine barren habitat for a variety of critters that make this area their home. This pine barren may be small, but it supports a wide diversity of invertebrates such as beetles and spiders.  Mimicking the effects... Learn more


  • Invasives Reconnaissance Team

    The Disney Wilderness Preserve

    We’re recruiting volunteers to become a part of a special Invasives Reconnaissance Team who will work with Debi Stone during the winter months. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, will be to seek out and locate the enemy invasive plants which constant... Learn more


  • Clean the Green

    American Legion Park, Greensburg, KY
    August 09, 2014

    Help us clean up the Green River.  We will provide lunch, a T shirt and free canoe rental.  You bring gloves, sunscreen and a desire to improve this beautiful river.  Reservations will be taken closer to the date of the event.  Stay tuned! Learn more


  • Work Days with the Eastern Nebraska Project Office

    Meet at the Conservancy's Derr House
    June 07, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy depends heavily on the efforts of volunteers like you to make our conservation work successful.  The Eastern Nebraska Project Office is hosting four hands-on volunteer day.  Tasks may include seed harvest, invasive species control, in... Learn more


  • Horseshoe Crab Census

    Sunray Beach in Villas and Higbee Beach in Cape May, Cape May County
    May 01, 2014 - June 30, 2014

    Horseshoe crabs are ancient arthropods that are vital to the migration of thousands of shorebirds on route to their breeding grounds in the Arctic. Before continuing on their epic 9,000 mile journey, these amazing birds must make an important stop along the Delaware ... Learn more


  • Beach Sweeps Beach Clean Up

    Gandy’s Beach Preserve, Cumberland County
    April 26, 2014

    Join Conservancy staff for a beach cleanup at our beautiful Gandy’s Beach Preserve. This local event is part of a statewide effort to stop the devastating destruction caused by ocean and waterway pollution. Clean Ocean Action's Beach Sweeps is one of the longe... Learn more


  • Restoration at Ives Road Fen Preserve

    Ives Road Fen Preserve
    April 01, 2014 - November 01, 2014

    Come out to help take care of this 700 acre preserve south of Tecumseh next to the River Raisin. If you haven't been to Ives Road Fen before, you are in for a treat. In addition to working to remove invasive plant species, you'll learn the difference between a bog an... Learn more


  • Become a Nature Super Hero!

    Columbia, SC
    November 14, 2013

    Multiply your single impact by managing our volunteers throughout the state. Help the staff and other volunteers increase their efficiency and impacts. We are currently looking for a replacement volunteer coordinator. Click here a complete volunteer descrip... Learn more


  • General Volunteer

    Locations TBD
    January 01, 2014 - December 31, 2014

    Are you interested in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy? Join our new volunteer ambassador program and represent the Conservancy at events in and near your community. This newly launched program needs representatives from across the state, but particularly in D... Learn more


  • Swamp Stomp Volunteers

    Eastern Iowa Project Office
    1620 231st Street
    Letts, IA 52754
    September 26, 2013 - October 06, 2013

    We need help collecting acorns prior to our Swamp Stomp Event on October 12th. If you are interested in helping please email Matt Fisher, or call him at (319) 215-7214.  Learn more


  • Photography Volunteers

    Any preserve in Iowa. 
    September 05, 2013 - September 04, 2014

    The Nature Conservancy is always in need of photos of our preserves. If you're an avid nature photographer, please consider visiting one of our preserves and sending us photos of landscapes, wildlife, or you and your family enjoying nature. Please send your photograp... Learn more


  • Invasive Plant Removal

    Williams Woods Natural Area
    Charlotte, Vermont
    September 24, 2013

    Join fellow volunteers in removing invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle, plants whose presence threatens the health of this rare and beautiful forest. No experience is required, just an interest in working hard in a beautiful place.  Williams Woods is an excelle... Learn more


  • Sign up to volunteer!

    Various Locations
    Ongoing

    We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, from field work on our preserves to outreach events in DC. We have something for everyone! If you would like to volunteer with The Nature Conservancy, here are a couple of ways you can learn more about upcoming opportuni... Learn more


  • Midewin Restoration Volunteer Days

    30239 State Route 53 Wilmington, IL 60481
    Please select a date

    Join the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie team every Thursday, year round, from     9 am – 2:30 pm. Volunteers are needed for seed cleaning, brush cutting, herbicide treatment, invasive plant pulling, seed broadcasting and greenhouse plant... Learn more


  • Join us!

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Nature Conservancy volunteers offer us a way to increase our effectiveness, expand our range and complete more critically important work while developing lasting friendships and having a lot of fun. Learn more


  • Morrison Mountain Fence Pull

    Morrison Mountain- Montana Legacy Project (map)
    June 29, 2013

    Dig in, get dirty, and make a difference for wildlife in the Crown of the Continent. Join The Nature Conservancy in removing fence that’s harming wildlife on the western flank of Morrison Mountain.  We discovered an historic and unnecessary four... Learn more


  • 2013 Partner Volunteer Opportunities in West Virginia

    West Virginia
    January 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013

    There are many ways you can help protect nature in West Virginia by volunteering.  Check back regularly for ongoing opportunities with partner nature organizations.Garlic Mustard Challenge Various dates 10am-3pm Are you looking for an opportunity to get the fam... Learn more


  • Holwick Farm Tree Planting

    near Lewsiburg, WV
    April 05, 2013 - April 06, 2013

    Join us for a tree plating at Holwick Farms!When: Friday, April 5th at noon & Saturday, April 6th at 10am We are looking for volunteers to help plant trees in an effort to restore an old pasture to a forested area adjacent to a small stream that sinks into a cave... Learn more


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    Nature Conservancy volunteers help us increase our effectiveness, expand our range and complete more critically important work while develop lasting friendships and having a lot of fun. Learn more


  • Burn Crew

    various locations in WV

    Are you interested in coming out to help with prescribed fires? Do you have the right qualifications? Conservancy volunteer burn crew members must meet the same standards as the Conservancy staff burn crew. Specifically, you must be a NWCG Type II Fire Fighter. This ... Learn more


  • Preserve Monitor

    various locations throughout WV

    The West Virginia Chapter of the Nature Conservancy is interested in recruiting high quality volunteers to support various aspects of our conservation work. The following preserves are in need of a preserve monitor which will include 3-4 site visits annually paying p... Learn more


  • Join Us!

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    Volunteering with The Nature Conservancy is a great way to develop lasting friendships and have a lot of fun while helping us care for some of Georgia’s most important places. Learn more


  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  See below for volunteer listings and events.  You can also visit our Volunteer page for more information.
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  • Become a Friend of the Dundery Brook Trail!
    Volunteers Needed!

    Little Compton, RI
    Ongoing

    Volunteering is as easy as taking a walk in the woods!  We need you to help monitor trail conditions and report any problems.  Check on parking area, signage, boardwalk and other structures, perform basic maintenance tasks such as removing litter and f... Learn more


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    Nature Conservancy volunteers offer us a way to increase our effectiveness, expand our range and complete more critically important work while develop lasting friendships and having a lot of fun. Learn more


  • Support our conservation work by volunteering!

    Throughout the Buckeye State

    All year round, rain or shine, inside or out, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio offers many ways for volunteers to help support our conservation work.  Please visit our Volunteer Section to register to become a volunteer, view a list of projects, or contact us for ... Learn more


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    Nature Conservancy volunteers offer us a way to increase our effectiveness, expand our range, and complete more critically important work while develop lasting friendships and having a lot of fun.   Learn more


  • Seed Collection at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

    Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

    The National Park Service is building a new Visitor’s Center at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, which should be completed in 2012. The roof is going to be a “green native prairie” roof. Native plants seeds from the Preserve need to be collect... Learn more


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  • Ongoing volunteer opportunities

    Blowing Rocks Preserve, Jupiter, FL
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    Nursery and Restoration Schedule is flexible Care for plants in native nursery and on restoration sites. Invasive Plant Removal First Saturday of each month 9 a.m. - noon Help remove invasive, non-native plants from Blowing Rocks Preserve. ... Learn more


  • We Need Your Help: Volunteer Naturalist Guides

    Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
    Layton, Utah

    We are always in need of volunteer naturalist guides to join our Wings & Water Wetlands Education Program.  Learn more Learn more


  • Preserve Records Management

    East Idaho Office in Idaho Falls
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    Description This is a volunteer opportunity for record management assistance. Tasks include: organization scan documents Timing Monday - Friday, anytime between the hours of 9 - 5 approximately 100 hours of work total long term opportunity ... Learn more


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