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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Wildlife Stewards - Fish Count Volunteers
  2. Outreach Volunteers
  3. Trail Work Volunteers
  4. Preserve Stewards
  5. Office Volunteers

See details for each volunteer opportunity below

 

1. Wildlife Stewards - Fish Count Volunteers
You may have heard of the spring alewife run in Mill Brook, but here’s your chance to see it up close and personal. Alewife are migratory fish that make their way from the ocean into the Presumpscot River and Mill Brook so they can reproduce in Highland Lake before returning to the sea.

We are again partnering with the University of Southern Maine in the annual migratory fish count--coordinated by the University of Southern Maine. Volunteers will count fish at the Highland/Mill Brook Dam as they migrate upstream, from late May to early June. It is a simple and exciting way to volunteer and experience an exciting natural phenomenon. No experience is needed and a short training will be provided. The time commitment is also short, as count slots are just 30 minutes long. Sign up to volunteer here.

2. Outreach Volunteers

We are continually expanding our outreach events. In addition to the monthly events, we have begun hosting seasonal family-friendly events this year. Volunteers can help us with set-up, check-in, taking photos, and general outreach support. 

Please fill out our volunteer form if you are interested in becoming an Outreach Volunteer. Sign up to Volunteer.

3. Trail Work Volunteers

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We have a lot of exciting projects happening on our preserves this field season. We are creating trails, building kiosks, posting new signage, and performing trail maintenance throughout the region. Our dedicated volunteer preserve stewards are spearheading these efforts, and they would love to have your help. You can volunteer on your own or with a small group, whatever fits your interest and schedule.

For trail work, sign up to volunteer here.  If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator Toby Jacobs at toby@prlt.org.

4. Preserve Stewards

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We are looking for new volunteer Stewards for our Preserves. Volunteer Stewards check for problems and perform basic maintenance. This is a great way to learn new trails and really get to know one of the Preserves. It is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for people who want to help outside on their own schedule.

Click here to sign-up.

 

5. Office Volunteers
Volunteer to help with mailings one or two times per year.

Click here to sign-up.


By volunteering you will help the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust conserve, steward, and provide public access to local lands and clean water for current and future generations to enjoy. Please contact Toby Jacobs, Stewardship and Outreach Manager at toby@prlt.org with any additional questions. Click here to become a member or make a donation.