Calling All Volunteers

Calling All Volunteers

Are you celebrating National Volunteer Week? We are! And, so are lots of Methow Valley nonprofit organizations. And, actually, since the Methow Valley is full of over-achievers, we’ll all be celebrating 10 Days of Service, rather than just one week!

Thanks to Volunteer Methow for spearheading the effort to encourage all of us to get involved in the causes we care about. During the 10 Days of Service in the Methow Valley (April 5th through the 15th), we will be offering 3 different volunteer opportunities for you to get outside and help restore the Earth:

Bluebird Box Installation2 Kiesau
Photo of bluebird box installation by Mary Kiesau

Saturday, April 6th - Nest Box Maintenance & Relocation
9am – 1pm, Location: Carpool meets at the Winthrop Barn
For our first in-the-field volunteer work party for the season, we are teaming up again with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. We will be building on last year’s efforts to install wooden bird-boxes for local cavity-nesting species around the Methow Wildlife Area land near Winthrop and Twisp. This year we will be relocating nest boxes that were in unsuccessful locations to new locations and installing predator guards around boxes. We will provide the expertise and tools. You will just need to bring warm clothing, work gloves, water, snacks, and sturdy footwear. Registration is necessary and space is limited to 15. Sign up via Volunteer Methow here.

Saturday and Sunday, April 13th and 14th - Homestream Park Weekend Work Party
First round 9 – 12pm, Lunch 12-1pm, second round 1-4pm, both Saturday and Sunday
As you may have heard, Methow Conservancy Board Member Phil and his wife Kathy Davis have purchased two acres downstream from the town of Winthrop and are in the process of turning that land into a public park! With plans to build a trail, sculptures, and a public gathering area it will be another jewel in Winthrop’s cap. But to get all of this park! With plans to build a trail, sculptures, and a public gathering area it will be another jewel in Winthrop’s cap. But to get all of this started we need your help. We will be conducting a general cleanup of the property by making piles of the various debris, doing some careful demolition of the structures (so that materials can be reused), and sorting materials. Sign up via Volunteer Methow here.

And, of course, we’ll still be volunteering even after the 10 Days of Service!

April 2018 Adoptahwy Laurelle Walsh
Highway Clean-Up Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Saturday, May 4th - Walk a Mile & Clean-Up the Road, 9am – 11:30am
The snow is melting and it's time for our first Adopt-a-Hwy clean-up of the year! Volunteers help us twice a year to clean-up our 2-mile section of Hwy 20 between Winthrop & Twisp. Sign up via Volunteer Methow here.

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