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Volunteer Opportunities, Field Trips and Events in Virginia

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Ongoing Special Events


  • City Nature Challenge

    Charlottesville and Richmond, VA
    April 27, 2018 - April 30, 2018

    Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? Join us from April 27-April 30, 2018 to take part in the City Nature Challenge and find out! The City Nature Challenge encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban sp... Learn more


Special Events


  • City Nature Challenge: Macroinvertebrates at Meadow Creek

    Meadow Creek
    Charlottesville, VA
    April 28, 2018

    Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? Join us for the City Nature Challenge and find out! The City Nature Challenge encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces.  What started as a friendl... Learn more


  • Fairfax County Watershed Cleanup

    Hidden Oaks Nature Center at Roundtree Park
    Scott's Run
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    May 12, 2018

    Join The Nature Conservancy and Fairfax County Park Authority to clean up your watershed!  We're heading back to Hidden Oaks Nature Center at Roundtree Park and Scott's Run after an early spring storm led to the cancellation of cleanup events on April 7. This ... Learn more


  • City Nature Challenge: Identification Party

    Blue Bee Cider
    1320 Summit Ave
    Richmond, VA 23230
    May 01, 2018

    Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? Join us for the City Nature Challenge and find out! Identification Party Tuesday, May 1 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join us at Blue Bee Cider for a post-challenge identification party!  Staff fr... Learn more


  • City Nature Challenge: Birding at Ivy Creek

    Ivy Creek Natural Area
    Charlottesville, VA
    April 27, 2018

    Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? Join us for the City Nature Challenge and find out! The City Nature Challenge encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces.  What started as a friend... Learn more


  • City Nature Challenge: Birding at the Forks

    Forks of the Rivanna
    Charlottesville, VA
    April 28, 2018

    Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? Join us for the City Nature Challenge and find out! The City Nature Challenge encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces.  What started as a friend... Learn more


  • City Nature Challenge: Birding at Meadow Creek

    Meadow Creek
    Charlottesville, VA
    April 28, 2018

    Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? Join us for the City Nature Challenge and find out! The City Nature Challenge encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces.  What started as a friend... Learn more


  • City Nature Challenge: Frogs at the Forks

    Forks of the Rivanna
    Charlottesville, VA
    April 28, 2018

    Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents? Join us for the City Nature Challenge and find out! The City Nature Challenge encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces.  What started as a friend... Learn more


  • Clean the Bay Day

    Various locations
    June 02, 2018

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners throughout the commonwealth invite you to help save the Bay by picking up shoreline, waterway, and watershed litter during the 30th Annual Clean the Bay Day on June 2, 2018. By boat or on foot, gather your family, frie... Learn more


  • Seagrass Restoration: Seed Collection

    Oyster, VA
    May 23, 2018 - May 30, 2018

      The Nature Conservancy, along with several partners in the Seaside Seagrass Community Restoration Program, is once again gearing up for the largest seagrass restoration project in the world! Snorkelers and water lovers are needed to collect millions of eelgr... Learn more


  • Whimbrel Watch

    Machipongo, VA
    May 18, 2018 - May 28, 2018

    The whimbrel will be here soon! We are seeking two volunteers per evening to help count these migrating shorebirds as part of Whimbrel Watch, a citizen science project in partnership with the Center for Conservation Biology. Volunteers will accompany Nat... Learn more


  • Julie's 18th Annual Backyard Plant Sale

    203 Howard St.
    Ashland, VA 23005-1920
    May 04, 2018 - May 05, 2018

    Each year Conservancy supporter Julie Ericksen holds a sale of donated plants, with proceeds benefiting The Nature Conservancy in Virginia. No invasive plants will be sold and we LOVE to see Virginia native plants at the sale. Not sure if it's a native?  Check... Learn more


  • City Nature Challenge: Forest Hill Park

    Forest Hill Park - meet at the Stone House
    4021 Forest Hill Avenue
    Richmond, VA 23225
    April 29, 2018

    Which city on Earth has the most nature and the most engaged residents?  Join us for the City Nature Challenge and find out! The City Nature Challenge encourages people to discover and document the biodiversity of our urban spaces.  What started as a fr... Learn more


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Nature Conservancy. Currently there are no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back soon for upcoming events.

 

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