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This summer we added a new volunteer section to our website – check it out! We’re looking for volunteers to help us on the land – at our annual work days (sign up for e-updates to hear about opportunities) – and as volunteer land stewards.

Our volunteer land stewards help us ensure our public access lands are safe for visitors and that the trails and grounds are looking good. They visit properties regularly and report back on what they see.

The Land Trust had roughly 100 volunteers last year, half of which came to our annual broom pull event on Moore Creek Preserve, which we usually hold on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Compared to other non-profits our volunteer program is small – and that’s not for lack of need – we just didn’t have the capacity, until now, to manage this type of program.

As Access Coordinator, I work to keep the Land Trust’s public access lands in tip top shape. Having worked with volunteer groups in my previous career building trails in the Sierras, I see real value in growing our volunteer program at the Land Trust. I hope you can help out! We’d love your support to ensure we’re stewarding the lands under our care to the highest standards.

You can start volunteering by checking out our program at Antonelli Pond. We are kicking off the second year of the Pond Stewards, a partnership with Pacific Collegiate School’s parent volunteer program and this time it’s open to all community members. You can read more about this program and find out other ways to volunteer with us here.

Ginger is the Access Coordinator at the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.Find out more…
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