Extensive urban growth over the last few decades has had a significant impact on habitat that birds and other wildlife once called home. You, as a homeowner, have a unique opportunity to curtail this loss of habitat by creating your own backyard wildlife sanctuary.

NatureScaping of Southwest Washington is a non-profit, all volunteer, educational organization whose goal is to educate and encourage homeowners to make their yards and gardens a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife.

Membership above the $20 level will support maintaining the gardens fencing, irrigation, educational materials and more.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Garden Maintenance: Garden work parties are scheduled every Saturday morning from 9:00-12:00 (except in very poor weather) March through October. Tasks include basic gardening such as: weeding, raking, pruning, planting, shoveling, etc., as you desire and your physical abilities allow. Volunteer weekly, bi-weekly, or occasionally as your schedule allows. HAVE FUN! No previous experience required, training provided.

Garden Coordinator Apprentice: Work with a Garden Coordinator to learn about maintaining, pruning, plant replacement, maintain paths and detailing the garden. Work as a team. Training will be provided.

Garden Coordinator or Co-Coordinator: Oversee one of the individual Gardens by maintaining, pruning, plant replacement, maintain paths and detailing the garden. Supervise, teach and encourage volunteers. Follow planting guidelines as set forth by NatureScaping. Plan on three hours a week depending on the needs of the garden. This is a commitment of at least one year.

Event Volunteer: Be part of the fun by volunteering at the various events through-out the year. These include the Plant Sale, Art in the Garden, Eco-Fair, Bird Festival, and other events as requested.

Special Projects: There are ongoing service projects for individuals, students and other groups interested in community service projects to maintain and improve the gardens

For more information about volunteering, contact us at 360-737-1160 or e-mail volunteers@naturescaping.org