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Volunteer Land Crew

Do you like to get your hands dirty? Do you like working on a team?

Land Crew members put their muscle power to work on the land, helping to keep conserved lands special.

Volunteers stand with new sign

Responsibilities

Tasks for each work day will be determined by the group leader based on needs and priorities, but may include:

  • installation and/or maintenance of signs, kiosks, etc.
  • basic trail maintenance
  • invasive plant removal
  • trash / debris cleanup
  • nest box construction or maintenance
  • special projects as needed
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Qualifications

  • Interest in working outdoors and a commitment to conservation.
  • Comfort doing physical activities in rugged conditions.
  • Comfort using hand tools such as loppers, hand/bow saws, pruning shears, shovels, rakes, hammers, etc.
  • Ability to participate in scheduled workdays (spring through fall) on a regular or semi-regular basis.
  • Ability to travel independently to work locations.
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Typical Time Commitment

  • Kestrel Land Trust holds work days periodically from spring through fall. We schedule both weekday and weekend work days. Work days are weather dependent.
  • Volunteers may choose the day(s) that suit their schedules.
  • Individual work days may last 3-4 hours. This varies, and volunteers may not need to stay the entire work period.
Volunteers install wood post for nest box

Tools & Training Provided

  • Kestrel will provide tools and materials as needed for work days (though volunteer contributions of tools are welcome).
  • Instruction in safety and use of tools provided.
  • Basic plant identification and removal techniques.
  • Other skills required for special projects such as construction or installation of
    bird boxes or trail amenities.
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