As a stewardship volunteer you could be involved with Legacy in a couple different ways:
- We host periodic workdays for the public at our preserves where people come out and help us pull and/or cut invasives, maintain trails, and collect native seeds. This would be a 3 hour time commitment.
- We have a volunteer group called the Photo-monitoring Squad who do monitoring on our easement properties for us. Monitoring involves walking the property to specific points and taking pictures while keeping your eyes out for possible issues (border encroachment, dumping, etc.). These visits can take from 1-5 hours and we ask people to do two properties per season and to make a two year commitment. You would work on a team. The kick-off and training for the season is annually in February.
- We have another group of volunteers called our Preserve Adopters. These are folks who have a special interest in a specific preserve. Adopters can be involved at the level they feel most comfortable with activities ranging from walking the trails periodically to alert us of any issues on the trails, to taking pictures, helping plan and implement workdays, and helping plan restoration onsite. We have one Adopter who is a birder and she will be working with a few other volunteers to do a bird inventory next spring at our new preserve. So, we are also open to utilizing any special skills you might have. The commitment for this position is variable.
- The last opportunity related to stewardship would be our Stewardship Committee. The Stewardship Committee is responsible for working with staff to guide the Conservancy’s general stewardship activities. They will meet every other month and report to the Board.
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