Backyard Habitat Certification Program and Columbia Land Trust: Volunteer for the Backyard Habitat Native Plant Sale (April 7th & 8th)

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Would you like to volunteer at the Backyard Habitat Certification Program’s spring plant sale?

Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8
Echo Valley Nursery, Oregon City OR

This sale is offered twice a year, once in the spring by Columbia Land Trust leads and once in the fall by Audubon Society of Portland. We are excited to partner with Echo Valley Natives for a third year to offer discounted native plants to Backyard Habitat Certification Program participants. We’re seeking volunteers who would like to answer customer questions, provide general event assistance, and support onsite parking and plant loading. You’ll go home feeling great that you helped distribute thousands of native plants to nearby backyards.

Volunteer Shifts
  • Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8
  • Shifts from 9:00am-12:30pm and 12:00pm-4:30pm

Information Guide: Be a friendly face that directs people to on-hand books and resources. Talk to customers about native plants, the Backyard Habitat program, and/or Columbia Land Trust. While knowledge of native plants is helpful, the position is great for anyone who likes talking to people. SHIFTS OPEN SATURDAY MORNING, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Customer Assistant: Meet and greet arriving customers, help direct customers, and provide general event support. This position requires a strong familiarity with native plants. SHIFTS FULL

Parking & Loading Helpers: Direct customer parking, help load plants into vehicles, and provide general event support. There are no special skills required for this position. SHIFTS OPEN FRIDAY MORNING, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Contact Information

Sam Schongalla, Volunteer Coordinator | 360-213-1214

About the Organization

About Columbia Land Trust: Since 1990, Columbia Land Trust has protected, in perpetuity, 32,000 acres of lands along the lower 250 miles of the Columbia River. A majority of the protection has been accomplished with land ownership, with significant holdings as conservation easements or other conservation agreements, as well as transfer of land to public agencies. The Land Trust has approximately 3,200 members in Oregon and Washington and has embarked on an ambitious plan to expand public awareness and participation in the conservation of the great lands of the Columbia River region. Columbia Land Trust’s headquarters are located on the campus of beautiful Fort Vancouver, WA. For more information about us, visit our website at: