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Washington

Field Trips & Events

Welcome!

We enjoy meeting our friends and supporters at volunteer parties, field trips and receptions throughout the region. 


Ongoing Special Events


  • 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


Special Events


  • 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


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


  • 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 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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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


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