Become a Nursery or Garden Steward!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


14447 Littlerock RoadRochester, WA 98579


Did you know that the South Sound prairies are some of the most rare ecosystems in North America? Less than 10% of the original landscape remains, with only 3% considered as high quality habitat. Help us protect this beautiful landscape and the species it supports before it is too late!

The Center for Natural Lands Management needs volunteers every second and fourth Friday from 9:00 am-3:00pm to help at our native plant nursery, Shotwell's Landing. Here volunteers help with general nursery tasks such as weeding, transplanting, and seed cleaning. This is a fun, relaxing way to learn the native prairie plants, see pollinators in action, and put your green thumb to use!

We have also begun to work on the Demonstration Native Prairie Garden. Originally designed to showcase native South Sound prairie plants and educate the community on Pacific Northwest history, we hope to redesign the garden to make it an even stronger educational tool. If you have any experience in landscape design, gardening, or developing educational material please let us know - we are looking for a few enthusiastic, dependable volunteers to become Garden Stewards!

Volunteer activities for each week will vary depending on the weather and project goals. To sign up for our weekly volunteer newsletter and stay up to date on the most current nursery activities visit our website ( or contact Sarah ( and she will add you to the list.

Our volunteer activities are a great way to learn about the prairie ecosystem, practice your plant identification skills, and meet other volunteers who are passionate about the environment!

For more information please contact Sarah ( or visit our website (


  • Farming
  • Environmental Education
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • If you are under 18, please have a guardian fill out and sign a release form.
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