South Puget Sound Prairies VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Join the friendly volunteers who help the Center for Natural Lands Management restore remnants of our rare and beautiful prairie landscape and learn about our natural heritage in the process. New faces are always welcome! Work parties are scheduled year-round every Tuesday and every second Saturday of each month. For more information or to sign up, please email us at

A network of citizens, landowners, conservation groups and public agencies is working together to safeguard and restore the South Sound prairies. As a volunteer, you can:

  • help remove invasive species
  • establish native plants
  • provide nesting sites for prairie birds
  • be a nursery steward
  • help with graphic design and editing of outreach materials
  • write website/media articles

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

Every Tuesday
Every Tuesday volunteers meet with staff from the Center for Natural Lands Management to conduct restoration work on one of the prairies in the South Sound. Each week on the prairies brings a new restoration activity. Please join us! For more information, contact us at 

Second Saturdays
Work parties are held every second Saturday of each month. Occasional bonfires and potlucks have been known to happen. Contact us at

Schools and Groups
Restoration work is also a great team building activity! Bring your school or civic group out to the prairies and enjoy the outdoors together while you improve the environment.



2016 Nursery Open House

The Center for Natural Lands Management would like to invite you to come visit the native seed farm at the peak of the spring bloom, nextFriday May 13.  Bring your camera, sun hat and water and we will walk the 10 acres of blooming fields, discuss the evolution of the program, look at tools and equipment and discuss whatever aspects of native seeds you are interested in.  After the farm we will head over to the nursery and seed processing center where we can see propagation greenhouses, small-scale seed increase and seed curing,cleaning and storage.


Prairie Appreciation Day
Prairie Appreciation Day at Glacial Heritage Preserve and Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve happens only once a year. Please visit their website to find out how you can participate or attend!