Preserve Steward, Trail Master
Lyn joined our team in 2020, when she found she could devote more time to volunteering due to the pandemic. As a member of the community, Lyn believes in the importance of giving back – both for the ones being helped as well as the helpers.
Her favorite Open Space Authority programs are the Starry Nights astronomy events – although wildflowers as a close second! Although she loves all the preserves, her favorite is Rancho Cañada del Oro, due to its really nice views, path options, and shade.
Thank you, Lyn, for your dedication to supporting nature and the community!
Years of volunteering with us
As a volunteer for the Open Space Authority, you will help preserve and protect valuable natural resources for yourself and future generations. At the same time, you’ll get a chance to learn about the environment, meet interesting people, work hard, and have fun. Learn more about volunteer roles. You can also volunteer for roles on the Authority's committees.
Enjoy and Protect
Trail Patrol team members are agency ambassadors and information resources for visitors, and commit to patrolling the Authority’s open space preserves a minimum of once a month, on foot, bicycle or horseback.
Fun and Fairs
Community Outreach Volunteers represent the Authority at community festivals, nature or science themed fairs, and other public events.
Restore and Preserve
Land Steward volunteers assist Authority staff with trail maintenance, habitat restoration, fencing and cleanup projects.
Educate and Inspire
Docents share information about nature and the Authority's mission and work, leading groups on fun, educational programs and activities.
Learn and Manage
Trail Masters is a fun, hands-on, skills-based program designed to train volunteers to complete trail maintenance and field work alongside Authority staff.
Trail Patrol, Docent, and Community Outreach roles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Youth aged 14-17 are welcome in the Land Stewards Program or for Internship and Special Projects with parental consent. Contact Gavin for more information.