Volunteers are essential to the work of the North Shore Land Alliance. Over the last ten years, more than 200 generous volunteers have performed a variety of services that have helped the Land Alliance do our job. In 2013 volunteers donated more than 1,000 hours of service to the North Shore Land Alliance Volunteers for Open Space program!
Volunteers help out in a variety of ways:
Our stewardship volunteers are active year-round and 2013 was no exception! In the winter, they inspected boundaries, counted the numbers of trees that Sandy had felled the previous fall and assisted with an early spring cleanup at our former ExxonMobil property. Our volunteers assisted in spring and summer with invasive plant removal, planting tree seedlings in areas where, yes, Sandy’s wrath had been particularly vehement, and performed trail maintenance throughout our preserve system.
Our walk leaders contribute many hours to educating hundreds of Walks in the Woods participants each year; in 2013 14 volunteers led 11 wonderful walks. Volunteers also conducted plant surveys, often sharing their knowledge with other interested parties.
Our education volunteers are in the process of developing a curriculum for a water education program which will soon be rolled out into local schools this fall.
From contributing photos for our newsletter to helping out in the office or at events, Land Alliance volunteers contribute greatly to the progress of the Land Alliance and we are deeply in their debt. If you are interested in volunteering, please call our office at 516-626-0908 and will be happy to a job that fits your interests and your time commitment.