McLane Creek Stewards
Creating a lasting legacy of leadership and volunteerism at the mclane creek nature trails
Every spring and summer, Stream Team and NPS team up with volunteers to maintain and protect the McLane Creek Nature Trails. This important work helps protect this beautiful local resource for the community to enjoy year after year. We teach a number of classes along this trail every year, and volunteers like you are pivotal to protecting this ecological and educational resource!
Beginning in the summer of 2017, volunteers have the opportunity to become ongoing stewards of the McLane Creek Nature Trails. Would you like to help protect and preserve the beautiful diversity that this wetland/Puget Sound lowlands forest has to offer?
As an official McLane Creek Steward, volunteers gain hands-on experience in leadership, education, and environmental stewardship. Volunteers will also receive advanced training in:
- Plants and common animals of lowland Puget Sound forest/wetland ecosystems & their role in our community.
- High priority invasive weeds & methods to combat them.
- How to steward a trail to encourage expansion of native species, especially the herbaceous understory.
To become an official McLane Creek Steward, volunteers should be able to commit to: (1) 3-4 hours of field training on a weekend or weekday evening; and (2) a promise of 15 hours of volunteering by leading other volunteers in the regular trail maintenance and any special enhancement projects we undertake at McLane with our Stream Team partners.
We will set training times for this inaugural class of Stewards based on the specific schedules of all of you who sign on to explore this new opportunity!
Bonus! McLane Creek Stewards will receive free admission into plant ID workshops, classes, and more.
Not sure you want to be a McLane Creek Steward?
VOLUNTEER at one of our Volunteer Work Parties @ the McLane Creek Nature Trails instead!