Service Opportunities

Every year our volunteers:

3 adult trainees collecting samples in a creek

Collecting Invertebrate Samples

  • Remove acres of invasive non-native plants from area parks and public areas
  • Replant stream buffers
  • Assist in propagating and maintaining plants at native plant nurseries
  • Lead nature walks in area parks
  • Help restore parkland and meadows with local ecotype plants
  • Provide outreach to the community at events such as Alexandria Earth Day, Arlington County Fair, native plant sales, and farmers markets
  • Collect and clean native plant seeds
  • Participate in bird, frog, butterfly and other critter counts
  • Grow and plant native aquatic grasses in waters leading to the Chesapeake Bay
  • Are citizen scientists at the National Park Service
  • Act as Audubon at Home Ambassadors to help homeowners create eco-friendly landscapes for beneficial wildlife
  • Provide expertise and assistance for K-12 environmental education
  • Organize and host community programs and lectures on a variety of environmental topics
  • Host children’s parties at nature centers
  • Serve as water monitors in Arlington and Fairfax counties
  • Support outreach programs at local nature centers
  • And much, much more!
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