Land Stewards, Trail Patrol, Special Events
In addition to volunteering with the Authority (which is one of my favorite activities), I enjoy hiking, trail running, backpacking, climbing peaks, bicycling, and swimming in creeks where the fish nibble my toes! Love, love, love being outdoors and enjoying nature! Another fun fact: years ago, I worked as an instructor when the current Open Space Authhority building was a yoga and pilates studio.
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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.
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.
Skills and Experience
Special project volunteers and Interns use their unique skills in customized roles to benefit the environment and engage the community.
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 Dana for more information.