Volunteer Opportunity

Posted July 10, 2020 at 8:40 am by

COVID 19 is cre­at­ing many unique chal­lenges for lit­er­al­ly every­one and the Land Bank is no excep­tion. The Land Bank typ­i­cal­ly uses a vari­ety of strate­gies to achieve stew­ard­ship activ­i­ties includ­ing vol­un­teer work par­ties, col­lab­o­rat­ing with part­ners, engag­ing spe­cial inter­est groups, and lever­ag­ing help from youth con­ser­va­tion corps type organizations.

At this time we are not able to use any of these groups. Cou­pled with this, we are cur­rent­ly short-staffed on San Juan Island. Even with these chal­lenges, and as we move into less restric­tions, the Land Bank cares deeply about the health and safe­ty of the com­mu­ni­ty. We intend to take a cau­tion­ary approach to vol­un­teer work parties.

With this in mind, we are solic­it­ing vol­un­teer assis­tance for help with nox­ious weed con­trol. Rather than run­ning work par­ties, we are hop­ing that indi­vid­u­als, or house­holds which are in the same “germ bub­ble” might be able to assist with weed con­trol along roads and trails of pub­licly acces­si­ble preserves.

Please reach out if you’d like to help. We can assign you to a spe­cif­ic area, pro­vide resources on best prac­tices, and we try to track vol­un­teer time. Whether you are able to spend five min­utes or five hours, every bit helps main­tain and enhance the beau­ty and eco­log­i­cal func­tion of your con­ser­va­tion lands.

RSVP to Tan­ja (tanjaw@sjclandbank.org) or Doug (dougmc@sjclandbank.org) for more information.


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