If you’re looking to get involved in conservation work or are in need of community service hours, we’ve got something for you! We can also work with you to meet school or program requirements.
Our Next Volunteer Opportunity:
South Sound GREEN Water Quality Monitoring Field Trips
South Sound GREEN is seeking community volunteers to aid local teachers and students with their bi-annual water quality monitoring field trip to be held at various days and times throughout the month of February. Volunteers would assist the classes in collecting and testing local creek water to determine if it is healthy for salmon.
Optional volunteer training on January 29th, 5-7pm
Thurston Conservation District Office
2918 Ferguson St SW, Tumwater 98512
27th Annual Student GREEN Congress
Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 98505
Each year South Sound GREEN and the Nisqually River Education Project invite 400+ student delegates from the thousands of students participating in the program to attend the Student GREEN Congress in March at the Evergreen State College. Congress is an opportunity for these student delegates to represent their class and present their water quality data, compare notes with other students and come up with their own recommendations to improve conditions in the watershed together.
Volunteers are needed to assist with logistics for the day and to facilitate State of the River Sessions in the morning.
Want to volunteer or looking for more information?
Contact Stephanie Bishop, SSGREEN Coordinator
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
100 Brown Farm Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98516
Each year TCD cooperatively plans and hosts a regional competition for high school students to test them on their knowledge in natural resources and conservation practices. Our region includes students from Lewis, Mason, Thurston, Kitsap, Pierce, and Grays Harbor Counties and is held at the beautiful Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Regional winning teams go on to compete at the State and National levels.
This years regional competition is being primarily organized by staff at Pierce Conservation District. Please contact Robyn LaVergne to get more information and to sign up as a volunteer. If you are a high school teacher and are interested in bringing a 5 person team, please also contact Robyn!
Annual Volunteer Opportunities
- Annual Native Plant Festival & Sale (Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019)
- South Sound Regional Envirothon (Spring, date TBD)
- Water Quality Monitoring (February & October, dates TBD)
- Nearshore Education (Spring, weekdays, dates TBD)
- Work parties on private property (Regularly throughout the year)
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How to Volunteer
For questions or to sign up for a volunteer opportunity, contact Nora White or fill out the form below.
All of our volunteer opportunities require a Liability/Photo Waiver form before participation. Hard copies will be available at all volunteer events, or you may submit the form below: