Save a Date with a MONSTER!
The monster is Garlic Mustard, an invasive plant that chokes out native wildflowers like trillium or wild geranium on the forest floor.
The Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust needs your help removing this invasive species from two properties. On Saturday, May 4th in the afternoon we will be in Aurora and Saturday, May 11th in the morning in King Township.
It’s easy and fun – you’ll have no problem identifying the aggressive rascal after a quick bit of orientation on site. And, you don’t need to be a major body builder, it pulls out of soft spring soils fairly easily. Children 10 or older would be able to take part if well supervised on the “pulling”.
You don’t need work gloves, but they can be handy. Bags for proper disposal of pulled plants will be provided. If you're willing and able, please let us know at email@example.com or 905-833-3171 x30
Living on the Moraine means that you could have an impact - good, not-so-good or neutral - on what happens here. The Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan is only one tool put in place to help sustain natural functions that help sustain all of us.
Skills, talents, time and effort are always welcomed with various needs spread throughout the year, or in "one-off" activity. Volunteers may be operating on protected properties, some in the Land Trust office, some help out from the comfort of their own home. Every volunteer and every task is quite different – and every bit is appreciated by The Land Trust.
Detailed work plans will ensure that individual tasks are easily managed and include a mix of hands-on and more arms-length activity required of committee members. Orientation and guidance materials will be employed by both committees along with specific task descriptions.
The Fundraising Committee (details here) is looking for assistance with planning and execution of both short and long-term fundraising activities, including some interesting fundraising events – and it doesn't mean you need to solicit funds directly!
The Communications and Outreach Committee (details here) will be addressing a number of activities over the next year. Included in the work of the committee will be preparation for and delivery of presentations to many community groups, making arrangements for activity, writing and collecting information.
If you are interested in being considered for service as a team member for one or two years on either committee, please submit your application per the instructions below.
The list below will give you an idea of the sort of recurring positions that require volunteer support. There's always something more to be done! Join the Land Trust's 60-75 currently active volunteers by filling out and submitting the form at the bottom of the list. We can let you know when an opportunity that matches your interests and skills arises to help out the Land Trust (or other moraine wide organizations).
LAND TRUST ACTIVITIES
Land securement support
Land stewardship monitoring
Property title archivist
OFFICE / ADMINISTRATIVE RELATED
Web design/web master
Public relations communications officer
Planning for fundraising
Executing fundraising activity
On-line media scanner
Plan community events
Set up community events
Participate in community events
All volunteers are placed on the Land Trust's mailing list and receive the Trust's newsletter (electronic option) and notices of special events and volunteer opportunities.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in completing community hours or are below the age of majority you should contact the Land Trust office by telephone, rather than submitting an on-line application, to discuss specifics related to supervision and liability.
Volunteer Application Form
To volunteer please fill out a Volunteer Application Form. The form is available as both an On-line Version and an interactive PDF Version.
The On-line Version can be filled out and submitted on-line. Please click here to open the page with the On-line Version.
The Interactive Version can be filled out, saved to your computer or printed, and either emailed or mailed to us (see form for email address or postal address). Please click here to download for the Interactive PDF Version.