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Volunteer Opportunities

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Amphibian Survey Season starts February 4th!

The Wetlands Conservancy relies on volunteers working together to maintain, restore, and survey (aka steward) nearly all our urban properties throughout the seasons. You can join in by volunteering for any of the following work events. Additionally, if you have an idea for a wetland activity, or if you’re just looking for a chance to spend time in a wetland, contact volunteer@wetlandsconservancy.org. We’ll find a way to get you out there!

 


Monthly Cleanup at Minthorn Springs

Saturday, February 11th 9:30am-12pm

Cleanups at Minthorn every second Saturday of the month. Join the dedicated crew of Milwaukie-based volunteers that tends to this beloved wetland by mulching, removing trash, pulling nuisance plants and installing natives.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY SCIENCE 

Amphibian Survey Season: Sign up for training now!
Certain amphibians are indicators of wetland health. The Wetlands Conservancy collects annual data on urban amphibian populations throughout Washington and Clackamas Counties. Trained community scientists search for and log amphibian egg masses within our wetland preserves. 

In 2022, our team of 72 community scientists logged nearly 1000 total amphibian egg masses. We searched 51 miles of breeding habitat over the course of 28 guided surveys, and now we are scheduled to perform even more!

Guided surveys three times a week throughout February, March, and April. Join our survey team!

Virtual training will be February 4th, 2023 from 10-11:30am    

 

Beaver Survey Season 
Beavers are great indicators and sustainers of wetland health. The Wetlands Conservancy collects annual data on urban beaver populations throughout Washington County and beyond. Trained community scientists log signs of beaver activity along creeks and streams between wetland preserves throughout September and October.

In 2022, community scientists logged 82 dams and 24 lodges throughout the Tualatin River Basin. We trained 75 people, performed 18 guided surveys, and covered nearly 28 miles of search area! Check out our observations here as they are uploaded in real time. Our next training for beaver surveys will be in August of 2023.

Interested? Email volunteer@wetlandsconservancy.org for more information or fill out the form below.