Become a Habitat Steward! (Thurston Co.)


Cause Areas


Tue Apr 04, 2017 06:00 PM - Sat Apr 29, 2017 09:00 PM


4232 6th Ave. SE, Ste. 202Lacey, WA 98503



NWF and Veteran Conservation Corps are offering a specialized 24-hour training to teach you how help others to create and restore wildlife habitat in backyards, schoolyards, and other private and public areas. This program is engaging, fun and highly informative and you get to meet and interact with local conservation professionals and other similarly interested folks!

Expert speakers from Center for Natural Lands Management, Washington Native Plant Society, WSU Thurston County Extension, Stream Team, and other local organizations will speak about a variety of topics including, but not limited to: rain gardens, gardening for wildlife, native plants, noxious weeds, habitat restoration, bird identification and conservation, pollinators, current science in the Puget Sound, site mapping and much more!

Benefits include: an NWF volunteer t-shirt, 24 hours of hands-on training, engaging field trips, a comprehensive training manual with local resources, instruction from local professionals, and continued support from NWF staff.

Four 3-hour classroom sessions every Tuesday in April from 6:00-9:00pm.
Two Saturday field trips (April 8 th, 29 th), plan on a full day!

Lacey Veterans Services Hub
4232 6th Ave. SE, Ste. 202, Lacey, WA, 98503

$30, includes classroom materials; scholarships are available!
Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a brown bag dinner.

Register here: by April 3rd.
Questions or concerns? Contact Sarah at or (206) 577-7809.

*Prospective Habitat Stewards must commit to providing 30-hours of volunteer service on local conservation projects within a year after the training.


  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 24-hours of hands on training.
  • We require that you complete 30-hours of volunteer work within 12 months of certification.

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