Volunteer with Bear-Paw!
25 years ago, a passionate group of local volunteers dedicated their time to establish Bear-Paw Regional Greenways.
Help us make the next 25 years of conservation a success!
We have a variety of outdoor, office, and event volunteer options:
Easement monitoring: An annual commitment to monitor conservation easement boundaries to ensure that we are upholding the environmental integrity of the land. Training is offered to ensure you understand your responsibility as a monitor.
Administrative help: We can always use extra hands with in-office file organization, database entry, mailings, and more.
On-call help for events: Event-specific assistance with outreach across the region, and helping to organize, set up, and run Bear-Paw events.
Committee service: Volunteers with a specific interest are welcome to join our Land Protection, Finance, Membership Development, and Outreach & Education committees. This is a monthly commitment to share your passion and expertise with Bear-Paw.
Ambassador: Do you love to take photos? Bear-Paw can use your pictures to promote our beautiful region and the importance of land conservation. Photos are shared on our website and social media, with all credit to the photographer.
Citizen science: Keep track of the plants and animals you see on Bear-Paw properties using iNaturalist or eBird.
Leading walks: Bear-Paw hosts a number of walks on our conservation properties each year and we are always looking for enthusiastic leaders. The walks can be exploratory - good friends getting outside together - or they can also focus on a specific nature-related topic.
Thank you for your support in protecting our region's water, wildlife, habitat, forests, and farmland. Our success is because of volunteers like you!