Volunteer with CSERC

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.

Look through CSERC's 2015 Volunteer Project Report to see what we got done last year!

Look through CSERC's 2015 Volunteer Project Report to see what we got done last year!

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 help restore watershed health, wildlife, and wild places in places you care about.  You get to see the results of the work you and your fellow volunteers have accomplished in a beautiful natural setting. Working as a team builds friendships as you spend time with others who care about our local mountains.


Volunteer Projects in 2016

CSERC Volunteer Restoration Projects – 2016 Initial Schedule Released!

Here is out initial lineup of stewardship projects we have for 2016 (dates subject to change). Let us know if you are interested in joining us for any particular project.  Read more detailed descriptions of the projects below by linking here.

Please keep in mind this is a tentative schedule, but we wanted to give you an idea of what we have in store. If you see a project that you want to participate in, or you have questions about our volunteer work - email Julia at julias@cserc.org.

Hope to see at one of these great stewardship projects!

  • Lake Moran seasonal fence setup (Hwy 4) - 5/25/16 complete!
  • Fence building project for special “fen” habitat off of Highway 4 high-country - 6/4/16 complete!
  • Burt/Fiddlers/Leland seasonal fencing project- 6/9/16 complete!
  • Crab Fen seasonal fence setup- 6/25/16  complete!
  • Rim Fire weed pull7/6/16 complete!
  • Chain Lakes trails - 7/16/16 complete!
  • Clavey Pools cleanup - 7/12/16 complete!      
  • Deer Creek OHV restoration projects - 9/17/16 
  • Travel Management signing - 9/7/16    
  • American Camp OHV restoration - 10/8/16
  • and more TBA...

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

We accomplish so much thanks to our volunteers

We have organized hundreds of workdays, and for each one the volunteers are the key to the success of each project.

In 2015 we completed over 25 project days with over 1,400 hours of service and 219 participants.

If you want to know more about what we did in 2015, read our 2015 Volunteer Report.

(Read our 2014 report here)