Young volunteer Nathan and his father mark a tree for habitat restoration at Valley View. Photo by John Goldwood.
We’d like to say a big, heartfelt thank you to all the incredible volunteers who helped make 2021 an amazing year at Jefferson Land Trust!
Last year, 152 individual volunteers generously gave more than 3,600 hours of their time to the Land Trust. Wow! It feels so good to be part of a community that keeps showing up for the farms, fish, and forests of Jefferson County.
“We’re grateful for each and every volunteer who joins us,” says Richard Tucker, Executive Director of Jefferson Land Trust. “It takes a cadre of volunteers to keep our organization going strong, and we’re so glad that they’re all part of the Jefferson Land Trust family.”
Throughout the year, our volunteers played a vital role in helping us care for Land Trust preserves: pulling invasive weeds, helping staff maintain plantings and trails, planting native conifer seedlings, creating downed logs to improve wildlife habitat, identifying trees in preparation for our selective timber harvest at Valley View Forest, building and installing bird nest boxes in the Quimper Wildlife Corridor, and engaging as community scientists by leading data collection projects. Some served on our board and on committees, while others supported our mission through stunning photography and artwork, office projects, grant writing, maintaining mechanical equipment, and much more.
“We live in a beautiful place,” Richard says, “but it’s people like our volunteers who really make it special.”
As you can see, there are many ways to get involved as a volunteer with the Land Trust! If you like being outside, join us every 2nd or 4th Tuesday at one of our preserve work parties. Interested in helping in other ways? Contact us and we’ll do our best to find something that fits your interests and schedule.
Visit our events page for upcoming opportunities, call us at 360.379.9501, or email us at info[at]saveland.org.