2019 Stewardship Challenge: Meet Our Stewardship Partners

The Olympia Branch has issued the 2019 Stewardship Challenge, challenging every member of The Mountaineers to spend a day in service to our public lands. We post many stewardship opportunities in cooperation with our Stewardship Partners, and we've included a list of other local organizations dedicated to the preservation of our public lands.
Dee Ann Kline Dee Ann Kline
Olympia Branch Leader & Super Volunteer
May 09, 2019

As Mountaineers, we enjoy thousands of miles of trails and waterways throughout our public lands. We must set a compelling example as principled stewards who are willing to work hard to maintain the lands we enjoy. That's why our  Olympia Branch is challenging you to dedicate one day (or more!) this year to stewarding our public lands. This challenge is a great way to give back to our outdoor playgrounds and meet a vibrant community of volunteers.

We offer a variety of stewardship outings every month in coordination with our Stewardship Partners. Stewardship Partners are organizations that post stewardship activities on our website. The activities sometimes are led by a representative from the partner organization, and sometimes co-led by Mountaineers leaders.

In addition to what's available on our website there a ton  of opportunities to give back through many local stewardship and conservation-based organizations. The organizations listed under 'Local Stewardship Organizations' do not post opportunities on The Mountaineers website, but you can sign up directly through their websites and document your hours on our Mountaineers Stewardship Form to receive Stewardship Credit. Follow the links below to discover even more opportunities to answer the challenge and give back!

Stewardship Partner Organizations

Capitol Land Trust

Capitol Land Trust schedules work parties at least weekly on properties in Mason and Thurston Counties.

Capitol Land Trust

Washington Trails Association (WTA)

The WTA offers trail maintenance opportunities throughout the Northwest.

WTA

Olympic National Park

Volunteer for Matt Albright Native Plant Center. Activities include native plant repotting, seed collection, and other essential nursery functions.

Olympic National Park

Center for Natural Land Management

Prairie habitat protection and restoration on south sound prairies. And natural resources studies and monitoring, amphibian monitoring

Center for Natural Land Management

Nisqually Land Trust

Opportunities at Nisqually include Eye on Nature - a teaching opportunity for kids. 

Nisqually Land Trust 

Mount rainier national park

Many opportunities through the season and around the park

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK

local stewardship organizations

Learn About our Stewardship Partner Organizations

Stewardship Report Form

After you've completed your day of service with a non- Mountaineers activity, record your hours on the Stewardship Report Form to get credit and help us acknowledge your contribution!

Stewardship Report Form