Pierce Conservation District is having their first Habitat Stewardship training in 3 years coming up in May. The Habitat Stewardship Program works with volunteers to maintain open space sites in Fircrest and Puyallup. As a Habitat Steward you can take ownership of a site, develop an annual work plan and goals, and lead monthly work parties of volunteers.
If you decide to become a Habitat Steward, you would be paired up with a current Stewardship group of your choice. This is to help support current sites and for safety reasons.
During the training you will learn about the Habitat Stewardship Program, ecology, volunteer management and site planning. There is a field portion to learn about common invasive species, removal techniques and tool safety.
This is a 3-part series, with 2 online portions and 1 field training on a Saturday.
May 17th online 5:30-7 pm
May 20th field 9 am-12 pm
May 24th online 5:30-7 pm
To register, you can sign up here: https://zfrmz.com/34irvZeADzveIiNI756P
You may see a highlight from the newest Habitat Steward, Lucy, about why she enjoys volunteering. Habitat Stewards get a lot of satisfaction working with community members to improve habitat.
There are only 15 spots available, so register quick! If the May training fills up, you can be put on a waitlist for future trainings.
If you have any questions, contact Belinda Paterno, Water Quality Program Manager, Pierce Conservation District, 253-845-9770.