Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew

2020 Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew Announcement:

Unfortunately, due to current global crisis surrounding COVID-19, the Land Trust has made the difficult decision not to enroll a Teen Conservation Crew for the 2020 season. This decision was not made lightly, but due to the continuing unpredictable impacts to our community, we know this is the right decision to make. Each year, the Land Trust’s Teen Conservation Crew provides a unique and rewarding opportunity for students to take part in important stewardship activities, while learning about the value of land conservation. Please know that we look forward to resuming the program in 2021.

Each summer the Bainbridge Island Land Trust hires a dedicated crew of teens aged 14 and older to work on conservation lands. The Land Trust Teen Conservation Crew provides a unique summer employment opportunity for students. The crew performs invasive plant removal, property clean up, and other stewardship tasks needed on protected properties. This program is financially supported by cost-share with easement owners, the Bainbridge Community Foundation, private donors and the Land Trust.

2019 Highlights

This was the 9th year that the Land Trust has supported a teen crew. Twelve high school students conducted invasive removal, weeding around newly installed native plants, property debris clean up, and other important stewardship jobs on protected conservation properties.

By the numbers:
4.31 acres improved on Land Trust conserved properties
160 ivy trees cleared
1,101 Total hours worked

2018 Highlights

This was the 8th year that the Land Trust has supported a teen crew. Seven high school students did invasive removal, weeding around newly installed native plants, property debris clean up, and other important stewardship jobs on seven protected conservation properties.

By the numbers:
9.7 acres improved on Land Trust conserved properties
86 ivy trees cleared
0.9 acres ground ivy cleared
0.5 acres of clearing around plantings on Agate pass preserve
0.6 acres of Scotch broom cleared
676.25 Total hours worked

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