Volunteers Program

In 2008, North Shore Land Alliance established a formal volunteer program to help advance our local conservation work and educational activities. Since then, we’ve engaged more than 2,000 people of all ages to help protect and preserve our environment and steward hundreds of acres of land, while providing them meaningful, hands-on educational experiences.

We offer a wide range of conservation-focused activities. Volunteers lend a hand with habitat restoration, invasive species pulls, land stewardship and plant and wildlife monitoring. They also assist with events, provide office support and represent us at community events.

If you would like to volunteer, join or renew your membership or make a donation to help advance our conservation efforts, please visit our website or call 516-922-1028.


Recent Volunteer Projects

  • Nixon Peabody Volunteer Day

    In celebration of International Coastal Clean Up Day, Nixon Peabody LLP came to Shore Road Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor to assist the North Shore Land Alliance stewardship team with a beach cleanup and cutting invasive Phragmites in the wet meadow. They collected six bags of trash from our shoreline that included plastic, glass, Styrofoam, […]

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  • Invasive Species Awareness Week

    Walk & Weed: In conjunction with New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week, volunteers removed ten garbage bags full of the invasive Artemisia vulgaris, also known as common mugwort from the meadow at Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve. They also followed the Preserve’s interprative trail and learned how to identify different invasive species found within the […]

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  • Girl Scout Troop #1805

    Girl Scout Troop #1805 participated in a meadow cleanup at the North Shore Land Alliance Humes property in  Mill Neck. In addition to removing porcelain-berry from the trees, they collected an array of unusual items from the field including chicken wire, cans, bottles, tires, carpet, tennis ball, and even a car taillight! Thank you, Troop […]

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  • Roosevelt Community Garden

    Earth Day at the Community Garden

    Despite looming showers on April 22, 2019, nearly 50 volunteers including garden members gathered at the Roosevelt Community Garden for the Land Alliance’s Earth Day event.

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Volunteer Spotlight

Jill DeGroff started volunteering with the Land Alliance at the Roosevelt Community Garden in 2018. She began working with Keno Williams, the onsite manager, conducting weekly garden maintenance and distributing food in the evenings for the community food share. This season, Jill could be found at the garden on weekend mornings, before the summer heat kicked in, prepping the sheds for a mural painting. In collaboration with Caryn Allen, another mural volunteer, Jill worked with elementary school students to design and paint beautiful murals of flowers and butterflies on the garden sheds. Jill is a professional graphic designer with Dale DeGroff Co. Inc. and a published author. Her work is currently on view at Stage Left in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Many thanks to Jill for sharing her time and talent to bring such life to the Roosevelt Community Garden.

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