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SPRING 2020 Volunteer Opportunities

Registration is required for all programs - register online!


Become part of a volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date, weather permitting.

Dates:   Sun., March 22, 1:00—3:00 p.m.
             Sat., April 25, 12:00—2:00 p.m.
             Sun., May 17, 12:00—2:00 p.m.
Ages: 14 - adult

Marsh Bloom Time Monitoring

We seek to train and schedule volunteers to assist with the Marsh Plant Phenology Monitoring Trail. Learn how tracking timing of plant life stages helps us study climate change effects, using worldwide databases. Volunteers must be able to safely and comfortably paddle a canoe—all monitoring by boat.

Dates:   Sat., March 21
Time:    2:00—4:00 p.m.
Ages:     14 - adult

Education Volunteer Training

Help students discover and explore estuary ecology and conservation. We show you how. Come for as much or little of the training as your schedule allows. Wednesday we will train for elementary field trips, and Thursday will include training for middle and high school field trips. Snacks provided each day. Please bring your own lunch.

Dates:  Wed., & Thurs., April 1 & 2
Time:  9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ages:   Adult



Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.



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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688