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There are a variety of ways to volunteer for the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. We are looking for volunteers to help with ongoing stewardship and monitoring work, or to lend a hand at our annual broom pull events. There are also opportunities for group volunteer events for your company or school.

Listed below are three properties for which we are seeking Land Trust Volunteer Stewards – these are independent volunteers who can take on the tasks of stewardship and property monitoring for our public access lands. We request a commitment of four hours per month for six months or longer. Training days will be held each month on a need basis and will be scheduled by our Access Coordinator.

Be a volunteer steward of the Antonelli Pond!
Antonelli Pond is a defacto neighborhood park on the west side of Santa Cruz and needs ongoing stewardship and monitoring. Volunteers can help in a variety of ways including: light trail vegetation and invasive plant removal, picking up loose litter and trash, graffiti removal, monitoring park infrastructure, and reporting suspicious activity when necessary.

Be a volunteer steward of Byrne-Milliron Forest!
This 400-acre redwood forest is a popular place to hike, bird-watch and walk dogs. Volunteers can help the Land Trust maintain trails for public access. Duties may include: picking up loose litter, trail brushing, digging out drains, reporting downed trees or other trail issues, and monitoring the parking lot.

Be a volunteer steward of the Davenport Bluffs!
This property needs less frequent attention, so please check with Land Trust staff for volunteer opportunities. Volunteer work needed includes picking up loose litter, removing graffiti, and reporting any issues. The Land Trust will provide a trash pick-up kit.

+ Antonelli Pond

Be a volunteer steward of the Antonelli Pond!
Antonelli Pond is a defacto neighborhood park on the west side of Santa Cruz and needs ongoing stewardship and monitoring. Volunteers can help in a variety of ways including: light trail vegetation and invasive plant removal, picking up loose litter and trash, graffiti removal, monitoring park infrastructure, and reporting suspicious activity when necessary.

+ Byrne-Milliron Forest

Be a volunteer steward of Byrne-Milliron Forest!
This 400-acre redwood forest is a popular place to hike, bird-watch and walk dogs. Volunteers can help the Land Trust maintain trails for public access. Duties may include: picking up loose litter, trail brushing, digging out drains, reporting downed trees or other trail issues, and monitoring the parking lot.

+ Davenport Bluffs

Be a volunteer steward of the Davenport Bluffs!
This property needs less frequent attention, so please check with Land Trust staff for volunteer opportunities. Volunteer work needed includes picking up loose litter, removing graffiti, and reporting any issues. The Land Trust will provide a trash pick-up kit.

Other ways to volunteer

Group Volunteering

Group Volunteering

If your group is interested in having a special volunteer day with us, fill out this form to get started.

Volunteer Events

Volunteer Events

We host special one-time volunteering events. Special broom pull events take place each fall and winter. Check our calendar for events.

If you have additional questions about volunteering with the Land Trust, please contact Access Coordinator Ginger Wojciechowski at volunteer@landtrustsantacruz.org.

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