Volunteer

Join Conservation Fellow, Susan Ballinger, to locate and take a series of photographs that allow CDLT to monitor post-fire recovery by native grasses, wildflowers, and shrubs. Assist with re-taking photos at 7 permanent photo points within the 2014 wildfire footprint on both Saddle Rock City Park and Jacobson Preserve.

Help monitor two populations of Wenatchee Mountains Checker-mallow (Sidalcea oregana var. calva), a native plant with a very limited natural range. In 2014, CDLT received funding from the USFW to establish new populations of this plant by planting of nursery-grown seedlings at Mountain Home. Annually, CDLT monitors the plants.  

Many dates from late April to July. Controlling over 20 species of noxious weeds is one of our toughest stewardship duties. Timing of weed control treatments depends on stage of plant growth and favorable weather conditions so we keep a flexible schedule.

Enjoy wildflower season and great views at the Horse Lake Reserve while helping to remove hazardous fencing. Work involves cutting brush that has grown through the fences, removing and rolling rusty barbed wire, and pulling out fence posts. Wear sturdy shoes, tough clothing, and leather gloves.

WENATCHEE — Each year, the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust asks volunteers to spend a few hours shoveling and raking the thin dirt strips that zigzag through the Wenatchee foothills. It’s simple but important work that improves trail health, and the time to do it is in the spring when soils are malleable.

Join us on Saturday, April 13th for the 2nd Annual SageFest - a volunteer trail event co-sponsored by Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT) and Central WA Evergreen Mountain Bike Association (EMBA).

Join us at Jacobson Preserve to perform annual trail maintenance. This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 3 miles and using hand tools such as loppers, hoes and McLeods along the way.

Join us at Castle Rock to perform annual maintenance on the Castle Rock trail system, and any existing trail infrastructure (trail closure barriers, fences, rock steps). This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 2 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and McLeods along the way.

Various dates in October. Controlling over 20 species of noxious weeds is one of our toughest stewardship duties. Timing of weed control treatments depends on stage of plant growth and favorable weather conditions so we keep a flexible schedule. Most fall weed control projects involve using backpack sprayers.

Volunteers will be removing old barbed wire fencing along a boundary of the Horse Lake Reserve. The fence is falling down and overgrown. Work will involve clearing vegetation and removing wire and some fence posts. Please bring leather gloves, work clothes, sturdy footwear, and a water bottle.