The Dirt: Calendar of hands-on volunteer opportunities
Family working to remove invasives at Sierra Heights Park
Time for weeding and summer fun!
Sign-up for volunteer announcements
- Water and Land Resources Division
- Parks and Recreation Division
- Department of Natural Resources and Parks
News and announcements
- Saturday July 18,
9 a.m. to
Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area (East of Renton)
Cast & Dig: 6th Annual Fly Fishing Event (6.7 Mb pdf) includes invasive plant removal, then instructions and lessons in fly fishing casting, a Cedar River Naturalist walk and water play (bring your own squirt gun and water shoes!)
Contact Tina Miller
Other volunteer opportunities
Adopt-a-Park or Trail & Park Ambassador Programs
These programs provide opportunities for groups or individuals to help maintain King County's 180 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 130 miles of backcountry trails. For more information please contact Laurie Clinton, volunteer program manager.
Salmon counts and habitat restoration
- Salmon Watcher Program
Help us learn more about our local salmon and what they need to thrive. Contact Jennifer Vanderhoof.
- Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship
Help restore these creeks in SW King County, pick up litter and pull noxious weeds.
- Volunteer for Salmon!
- Green River habitat restoration - students needed! Learn about restoring habitat while planting trees and shrubs. Groups of volunteers are needed for restoring habitat along the Green River. Weekdays preferred. 4th grade and up. Please contact John Koon.
Volunteer Lake Stewardship Program
Get outside to help monitor water quality at select lakes in King County.
Be a Weed Watcher
Sign up to adopt a trail or lake , keep an eye out and enter weed survey data and locations.
Master Recycler Composter Program
Sign up for free training to learn about waste reduction, recycling, solid waste impacts on climate change and public outreach, and help other citizens reduce waste.