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Land & Trail Crew

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

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

Three smiling young women posing with tools

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
  • Trail creation and maintenance tasks
  • Invasive plant control or removal
  • Trash / debris cleanup
  • Nest box installation or maintenance
  • Special projects as needed
Volunteers digging a new trail

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).
  • Ability to travel independently to work locations.
Volunteers put up sign on a tree

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 hammering wooden bridge

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
    trail amenities.

Note: We expect our volunteers to attend at least one event per season as part of their commitment to volunteering with Kestrel. We look forward to seeing you out there!

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