Invasive Species Control Volunteer - Multiple Properties

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The Trustees of Reservations, Southeast Region

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Invasive Species Control Volunteer - Multiple properties

Interested in ecology? Want to promote biodiversity on our properties and across Massachusetts? Combine your love of nature with service by helping the Trustees to curb the harmful spread of invasive species. This volunteer position requires removing invasive species, bagging them up, and placing them at the property entrance for pickup. Work is mostly independent with occasional opportunities to work with staff and other volunteers. This position is vital to helping The Trustees’ achieve their ecological stewardship goals.


  • Assist with invasive species control at one or more properties in the South Coast Management Unit
  • Understand the ecology/biology of invasive species and be able to identify them in the field
  • Coordinate with staff around targeted populations and species
  • Walk the property and remove invasive species such as pale swallowwort, Asiatic bittersweet, bush honeysuckle, and garlic mustard
  • Remove invasive species, primarily by hand pulling (combined with use of a hand-pick or dandelion weeder)
  • Place these weeded plants in a garbage bag and bring to the entrance for pickup
  • Report new populations or species observed
  • Log volunteer hours in a timely fashion
  • Interest in and an understanding of the need to control invasive plants
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Dress in appropriate field clothes and footwear for varying weather conditions: hot and dry, cold or wet, etc.
  • Observance of Trustees safety protocol
  • Plant identification skills

Time Commitment
At least one season, average of 2 hours per week. Exact timing is dependent upon seasonality of species.

Various properties within South Coast Management Unit including but not limited to Lyman Reservation, East Over Reservation and Westport Town Farm

For more information
Contact Eileen Small, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, 781-784-0567 x5501,

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The Trustees is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, military service, application for military service, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. The Trustees makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. d

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Lyman ReservationHead of the Bay Road and Red Brook RoadBourne, Plymouth, Wareham, MA 02532



  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Botany
  • Environmental Policy
  • Horticulture




  • Must be at least 18
  • Seasonally, 2 hours per week

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