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Natural Areas

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Dept Director
  •   8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F, except for holidays)


Master Naturalists are highly trained volunteer educators who share their knowledge and experience with the community after completing a 70-hour training. Master Naturalist Assistants serve as an important aid to volunteer educators by lending a helping hand to all aspects of leading a field trip or activity for the public. 

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Help out for a day at a Stewardship Project. Adopt a Natural Area as an individual or a group by doing monthly littler cleanups as an Adopter Volunteer. Become a Stewardship Volunteer and lead groups of volunteers on stewardship projects. Help maintain the Nix Native Plant Garden as a Volunteer Gardener

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Volunteer Ranger Assistants promote outdoor safety and awareness, respond to visitor questions and monitor areas for safety. The Volunteer Ranger Assistant program was created to integrate the community in promoting visitor safety and enhancing the enjoyment of the outdoors. 

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Natural Areas Volunteer Opportunities

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion for the outdoors and conservation. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Natural Areas Department. Volunteer today!

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