Get outdoors this fall and become a volunteer with the North Shore Land Alliance. Volunteers contribute significantly to the Land Alliance’s ability to protect, preserve and maintain our last remaining natural areas and wildlife habitats. In 2018, 214 volunteers spent approximately 1,000 hours helping with a variety of activities including stewardship, events, field trips, office work and more. Day-to-day preserve activities may include weeding garden beds, watering, clearing debris from trails, cutting branches and performing inspections for fallen trees. The Land Alliance welcomes any volunteer photography of their nature preserves or any animals spotted there.
“I like volunteering for the North Shore Land Alliance because I really like the staff at the organization, they treat volunteers really well, and I like doing outdoor work that helps nature,” said Joel Shaw, who is retired and began volunteering for the Land Alliance in 2011.
Over the summer the Land Alliance hired a volunteer coordinator who has arranged a series of volunteer events this fall. Sign up for invasive species removal at the historic Humes property in Mill Neck (not yet open to the public) on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. If you’re interested in other volunteer opportunities at the Land Alliance email Kristen or fill out the Land Alliance’s online application at www.northshorelandalliance.org/volunteer-opportunities.
The North Shore Land Alliance Inc. is a nationally-accredited nonprofit land trust founded in 2003 that works to protect and preserve, in perpetuity, the green spaces, farmlands, wetlands, groundwater and historical sites of Long Island’s North Shore for the enhancement of quality of life and benefit of future generations.
—Submitted by the North Shore Land Alliance