Dig Deeper as a Puget Sound Steward
Whether it’s the physical work, the passion for healthy and balanced ecosystems, the need to give back, or the desire to learn and share your knowledge with others, becoming a Puget Sound Steward might be the right step for you!
Because of my involvement with the Puget Sound Stewards program I am now an environmental leader in my community where I inspire and educate others through action.
– Alan Garvey
If you’ve been to a handful of EarthCorps volunteer events, and want to do more, the Puget Sound Steward program might be calling your name!
Puget Sound Stewards are committed volunteers of all ages who are trained in the management of nearshore restoration sites, and work to ensure their success. EarthCorps deploys teams of Stewards to sites along estuaries, rivers and beaches in the cities of Seattle, Tukwila, Edmonds, and Everett.
Puget Sound Stewards help EarthCorps run restoration events, monitor plant growth, adapt management plans, and educate the community. EarthCorps provides the education and resources to support Stewards in their role.
Every March EarthCorps holds a Puget Sound Steward Orientation for people interested in joining the program. At the orientation you will meet the program manager and other stewards, learn in depth about the program, and ask questions so you can decide if you want to commit to the Puget Sound Steward requirements.
Puget Sound Steward Orientation:
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Where do we start!
- Get connected to others who are passionate about restoring land to improve the health of Puget Sound
- Learn from restoration experts about native and non-native plant identification, monitoring methodology, maintenance techniques, volunteer management and site histories
- Make a tangible difference in restoring Puget Sound
- Practice your public speaking and leadership skills by leading groups of community volunteers
Puget Sound Stewards are asked to:
- Attend orientation in March
- Attend three subsequent field trainings
- Adopt one of the EarthCorps-managed restoration sites
- Donate 25 additional volunteer hours throughout the year
The first step is letting the Volunteer Team know that you are interested! They will tell you when and where the next Orientation is going to take place (normally in March). Go to Steward led volunteer events to start connecting to other stewards and see if this is the right program for you.
Every year EarthCorps has Puget Sound Steward trainings in March. The exact dates aren’t planned yet, but if you email The Volunteer Team to let them know that you are interested, they will keep you informed!
Yes! Send our Volunteer Team an email, and they will get back to you about how to get involved now. You can also go to a Puget Sound Steward led volunteer event and get connected to other stewards.
Go to our Volunteer Calendar. Scroll to the bottom of the calendar, and click Steward Led Events.