Image from Orca Recovery Day with Volunteers: Text says: Volunteer Opportunities


Whatcom Conservation District invites you to join us in our mission to conserve natural resources. We have many projects and events throughout the year and are always looking for volunteers who can contribute their talents and expertise. These are great opportunities for you to be involved in your local community and have a positive impact on the environment.

Image of Whatcom CD Staff Giving a Tree With Text: Events The Whatcom CD hosts events throughout the year. We appreciate your help!
Image of Racoon in Water with the text: Wildlife Tracking Take photos of wildlife and their signs to help the Whatcom CD crowd source wildlife data!
Image of volunteers picking up trash with text: Watershed Watchers Support water quality in your community through trash clean ups and more!


We have many events and opportunities for volunteering throughout the year. Whether you can take photos, plant trees, greet participants, identify native plants, or help set up we appreciate your contribution. 

Join our Volunteer Team, and receive emails notifying you of volunteer opportunities as they arise. Click here to submit your information or contact Aneka Sweeney at (360) 526-2381 x103 or

Image of Whatcom CD Staff at Run With The Chums text: Run With The Chums Volunteers are needed each year for parking, registration, and other race logistics.
Image of a man planting trees with text: Work Parties Volunteers are needed each year to help restore habitat along salmon bearing streams.
Image of Native Plant Sale with Text: Native Plant Sale Volunteers are needed each year to help with plant packing, customer service, and more.

Watershed Watchers

Watershed Watcher Volunteer holding bucket with logo with child insideWatershed Watchers is a program in partnership with Whatcom County Public Works and the Whatcom Conservation District to provide concerned community members with the opportunity to reduce stormwater impacts and protect water quality. There are two areas where you can be involved in Watershed Watchers.

Birch Bay

Birch Bay Watershed & Aquatic Resources Management District (BBWARM) sponsored Watershed Watchers focus on stormwater cleanup in the Birch Bay and Terrell Creek Watersheds.
There are two main ways to participate in BBWARM Watershed Watchers:

  1. Report stormwater problems associated with drainage, pollution, erosion, infrastructure, maintenance needs, and illegal dumping.
  2. Adopt-a-Block to help keep your community free of trash and debris.

For more information:  BBWARM 
Or contact Aneka Sweeney at (360) 526-2381 x103 or

Lake Whatcom

The Lake Whatcom Management Program sponsored Watershed Watchers focus on stormwater cleanup in the Lake Whatcom Watershed.
There are three main ways to participate in Lake Whatcom Watershed Watchers:

  1. Reporting flooding, erosion, and pollution
  2. Picking up litter
  3. Keeping storm drains clear of debris

For more information:  Lake Whatcom Management Program 
Or contact Aneka Sweeney at (360) 526-2381 x103 or

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