Volunteer with CSERC!

          Email julias@cserc.org if you would like to be notified of future projects!

          Participating in volunteer restoration projects is a great way to give back to the environment and to meet other people who care about environmental stewardship!

          In a typical year, CSERC staff and volunteers will plant willows in denuded meadows, repair crumbling stream banks, build fences to protect damaged riparian areas, clean up litter along streams or rivers, and build new trails for public use. Volunteer projects can be fun and a great way to help protect water, wildlife, and wild places.

          We have many projects lined up in 2015, check back here as we update our project list.

          Also, read our 2014 Volunteer Report to learn about our accomplishments from the past year

Volunteer Projects in 2014

  • Reed Creek, October 2014

2015 Upcoming Projects:


          Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 - OHV Barriers 3N26 Clavey River - Continue installation of 8X8 wood barrier post to confine motorized travel to road just west of the Clavey River Crossing. Project builds on volunteer project complete last year.  Need 10-15 people.

          Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 - Riverside Day Use Area - Stain tables and signs, barrier fence repair, litter pick up throughout site, vegetation clearance along paths, install bench on river access path between parking lot and river, unauthorized hiking trail rehab between restroom and river. Need 5-10 people.  NOTE: POISON OAK IN AREA.

          Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 -Lyons Creek Mdw Restoration - Re-block several routes with debris, spread erosion control rice straw and install straw wattles/silt fence as needed, and sign installation.  Need 15-20 people.

          Saturday October 24th - China Flat wire removal - hike down the Middle Fork Stanislaus from Beardsley reservoir to pull and haul out old down wire that follows this beautiful hiking trail. We need 5-10 people to help us with this effort.

          .... and more TBA!

          Thank you to REI and Clif Bar Family Foundation for your strong support of CSERC's Volunteer Restoration Projects!