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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities



Join the friendly volunteers who help restore remnants of our rare and beautiful prairie landscape and learn about our natural heritage in the process. New faces are always welcome! Work parties are scheduled year-round every Tuesday and every second Saturday of each month. For more information or to sign up, please email the South Sound Volunteer Program at ssvolunteers@cnlm.org.

A network of citizens, landowners, conservation groups and public agencies is working together to safeguard and restore the South Sound prairies. As a volunteer, you can:

  • help remove invasive species
  • establish native plants
  • provide nesting sites for prairie birds
  • collect seeds of native plants
  • ensure compatible use of prairie lands
  • support continued protection of prairies


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Prairie Restoration - Thurston County

Every Tuesday

Every Tuesday volunteers meet with staff from The Nature Conservancy to conduct restoration work on one of the prairies in the south sound. The work varies from pulling Scotch Broom to planting native species to conifer control. Each week on the prairies brings a new restoration activity. Learn to clean seeds or monitor prairie species. Please join us! For more information, contact ssvolunteers@cnlm.org.

Glacial Heritage Preserve

Second Saturdays

Work parties are held every second Saturday of each month. Occasional bonfires and potlucks have been known to happen. Contact ssvolunteers@cnlm.org

Schools and Groups

Restoration work is also a great team building activity! Bring your school or civic group out to the prairies and enjoy the outdoors together while you improve the environment.


Annual Events

Prairie Appreciation Day at Glacial Heritage Preserve and Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve happens only once a year.  Please visit their website to find out how you can participate.




Join Cascade Land Conservancy for a day of Prairie Restoration and Seed Collection.

Sat. July 23rd. 9:30-12:00

Help in prairie restoration a the Morse Wildlife Preserve in Graham, WA.

Space is limited, Register Here.

Volunteers will collect seeds from prairie plants such as the blue camas and Roemer's fescue. These seeds will be used at the Preserve by local 5th graders in an experiment on prairie enhancement. Instruction on plant ID and seed collected will be provided but experience in prairie restoration and plant salvage is appreciate.







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