Sunday 21 April 2019

Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities 2019

Aspen grove and smooth brome

Enjoy fresh air and exercise while caring for the environment this summer.

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Help the Nature Conservancy of Canada maintain their properties by volunteering at one of their upcoming events. Events fill up fast so apply as soon as possible.

May 4, Meeting Lake (Prince Albert/Saskatoon) – plant a variety of tree seedlings
June 1, Chaplin Nature Centre (Swift Current/Regina) – shoreline tour and bird survey
June 15, Big Valley (Regina) – plant milkweed
June 22, Hole in the Wall (Big Muddy) – bioblitz and fence pull
July 20, Asquith North (Saskatoon) – range and forest health assessment
July 27, May (Moose Jaw) – collect native seeds
Aug. 10, Old Man on His Back (Swift Current, Eastend) – weekend campout
Sept. 14, Wideview (Val Marie) – install visibility markers on fence lines

Additional events are sure to be added over the next few months. If you would like to be notified when a listing becomes available in your area, contact

See also:
Conserving Nature in Saskatchewan
Prairie Beauty: NCC’s Dundurn Property

National Parks
Opportunities to protect Sage Grouse, Short-horned Lizards, and Black-tailed Prairie Dogs are often available during the summer at Grasslands National Park.

Prince Albert National Park welcomes volunteer help with activities ranging from tree planting to loon surveys.

Prickly-pear cactus

Nature Saskatchewan
Nature Saskatchewan welcomes volunteers in its PlantWatch program, at birding events at Last Mountain Bird Observatory, or to monitor and care for important bird areas and nature sanctuaries.

Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan
The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan is always looking for volunteers and hosts a variety of summer events to remove invasive species or identify native plants.

Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas
The Saskatchewan Breeding Bird Atlas is an ambitious 5-year project teaming citizen scientists with professionals to survey the distribution and relative abundance of breeding birds in the province. A variety of workshops and field trips provide a great opportunity to improve your bird identification skills.

Least Flycatcher

Local Opportunities
Additional volunteer opportunities can be found by contacting local nature and environmental groups.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar

What did we miss? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.