Five Reasons to Join a Work Party

The Land Trust hosts a stewardship work party at one of our conserved properties on the first Wednesday of every month. Thinking of joining a work party? Here’s a couple of reasons why we love them!

Volunteers share a homemade pie after a morning of removing invasive Himalayan blackberry from the Quitslund Preserve.

  1. Meet new people

Work parties are a great way to meet other enthusiastic volunteers and conservation-minded community members!

The trail entrance at Cougar Creek Preserve.

  1. Visit unique conservation lands

Work parties take place on lands conserved by the Land Trust across Bainbridge Island. They are fantastic opportunities to explore new places, visit private conservation easements, or get a sneak peek of newly acquired properties before they’re open to the public.

Stewardship Manager, Andrew Fraser, teaches volunteers the difference between native salmonberry and invasive blackberry species.

  1. Learn something new

Talented and knowledgeable Land Trust staff lead our work parties. You can pick up a new skill like trail building or tree planting, learn about the native species that surround us, and learn how to distinguish the pesky invasive species we are working hard to remove.

Local Boy Scouts assisting in the removal of invasive English Holly at a work party.

  1. Support the Land Trust’s ongoing stewardship efforts

With nearly 1,500 acres of Land Trust-protected lands on the Island, volunteer efforts are critical in supporting the care of these places!

A small salamander that was revealed after removing invasive blackberry species.

  1. Build a deeper connection to Bainbridge Island

Land stewardship is about all about how we care for the land. Physically caring for the land helps us build our relationship with it and take responsibility for the place we call home.


Want to register for a work party? Click here.

We hope to see you at a work party soon!