The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust depends on the service, skills, and creativity of volunteers.
We have a small staff and use volunteers on a continuing basis to accomplish our conservation goals. We have ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities spanning a wide range of activities and interests.
You can volunteer by yourself or with your friends, either at the office, at home, or on the land.
We look forward to working with you!
Email Alicia Heyburn email@example.com or call the office at 207-442-8400 to find how you can help.
Volunteers Help KELT:
For the first time in Maine the Master Naturalist certification is being offered, and it is starting in the Kennebec Estuary! A large class will graduate in the spring 2012 and will be able to boost KELT’s numerous education programs. But we need more! Schools are asking for nature based field trip chaperones, naturalists are in great demand to lead trips, and Becky, our environmental educator, can always use help planning and offering her popular programs for kids.
On the Land
+ Preserve Steward: Adopt a KELT preserve. The stewardship duties will vary at each preserve, but may include help with trail maintenance, visitor information, posting signage and trash pick-up. Assist in wildlife surveys/projects.
+ Easement Monitor: Help us monitor our conservation easements each year by walking easement properties to look for changes or disturbances.
+ Trail Maintenance: Work crews clean up storm damage, remove invasive species, make and maintain trails.
In the Office
+ Prepare mailings, Filing, Database maintenance, Special projects
+ Research land history: record stories, collect documentary evidence of early ownership
+ Track and collect news stories
+ Research conservation projects
+ Write articles for KELT publications
+ You don’t have to be an expert! We can use help with grant writing, gift solicitations, corporate sponsors, and membership development.
+ Help plan or host a party to inform friends and neighbors about the work KELT is doing.
+ Help with a KELT event such as our spring stewardship classes, August annual meeting, or fall Lecture series.
+ Lead a field trip or give a presentation.
+ Staff the Land Trust information table at community events
+ Prepare food for events
+ Contribute artwork, photography or writing skills to our newsletter, brochures, website, press releases, etc.