Volunteer with The Nature Conservancy

Cosumnes River Preserve Habitat Restoration

A lone oak tree on the Cosumnes Preserve.
Cosumnes River Preserve An oak tree at the Orr Forest on the Cosumnes River Preserve © Jim Dunn
Volunteer Overview

 Come Lend a Hand!

Joining the Habitat Restoration Team (HRT) is an opportunity like no other and it is open to anyone 18 or older who wishes to be truly involved with environmental stewardship at the Cosumnes River Preserve

HRT assists Preserve Staff with focused conservation projects, allowing volunteers to experience more of the Preserve and contribute to its success. HRT members may take advantage of specialized trainings, workshops, and events that are designed to help volunteers become more effective environmental stewards.

In person work
Cosumnes River Preserve
May 20 - Dec 02, 2023
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Recreation Specialist - Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

2023 Habitat Restoration Workdays

These workdays are a great way to connect with the local environment and they are ideal for individuals seeking service learning hours.

All Habitat Restoration Days meet at 9 AM and end by 3 PM



May 20                           Special Project                         
June 10 Herbicide Refresher
June 24 Property Clean Up
July 8 Riverbed Clean Up
July 22 Wetlands Prep - BLM
August 5 Wetlands Prep - BLM
September 2 Chainsaw Refresher
September 16  Invasive Tree Removal
September 30 Public Lands Day - Optional 
October 7 Invasive Tree Removal
October 21 Invasive Tree Removal
November 4 Invasive Tree Removal
November 18 Invasive Tree Removal
December 2 Restoration Planting  

Come Prepared to Work!

Wear: Closed-toe shoes, long-sleeve shirt, long pants, a hat, work gloves (if you have them) and layered clothing!

Bring: Lunch, snacks, and a reusable water bottle to reduce waste.

Questions or to Volunteer: Contact the volunteer coordinator by calling (916) 826-0927 or sending an email to info@cosumnes.org

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older!