We need your help!

Habitat restoration is a critical part of the work at regional reserves and refuges. Volunteers remove invasive species, plant native plants, water those plants through their first dry season, remove graffiti, pick up refuse, repair trails damaged by erosion or misuse, and install signs and barriers to protect areas undergoing restoration. Training is provided and hours are flexible.

Volunteer docents guide students in environmental education at regional reserves and refuges. Our education program is rooted in the belief that young people and the natural environment need each other to thrive. One of our goals at the Earth Discovery Institute is to be able to make habitat-based field experiences available to students throughout the region regardless of ability to pay. Thanks to our docent field instructors, this dream is becoming a reality. Docents undergo a brief training and typically lead 10 children through 2 hours of activities that include hikes, native plant identification, and plant propagation. Programs are conducted throughout the school year. This is a great way to be part of a cutting-edge program that can truly make the planet a better place! A commitment of 4 hours per month is appreciated but not mandatory.