Do you have a favorite place in the San Juans? Perhaps it is right near your own backyard. Our Preserve Stewards adopt one (or more!) of our 64 Preservation Trust-owned preserves (we can provide you with a list of current openings) and make regular visits. In order to maintain the integrity of the preserve, Preserve Stewards clean up any trash, report vandalism or other suspicious activity on the preserves to our Director of Stewardship, document bird and mammal sightings (the latter not a formal requirement of the position), and complete brief follow-up reports.
Time commitment: Choose one (or more, if your schedule allows) preserve(s) and visit it a minimum of once a month for at least six months.
Requirements: Physical ability to hike over hilly and uneven ground.
Location: Choose from one of four islands to monitor: Lopez, San Juan, Orcas, or Shaw. We also need stewards for Jack, Henry, Stuart, McConnell, and Decatur Islands (please indicate if you can get to these non-ferry-served islands on your volunteer application).
To apply, fill out our Preserve Steward Application here.