Spring is on its way and SMGA has lots to do. We’re looking for some help from our membership and friends. Below are a few volunteer opportunities that perhaps you’d like to help with. Look them over, click on the title for more information, and let us know if you have any questions or are interested. Each month we’ll post new volunteer opportunities.
Species Inventory in Natural Areas
Description: Need individual or a group to gather information on species of trees, grasses, forbes and shrubs over several seasons. Wildlife inventories would be focused on mammals using tracks and dens and direct observation. Birds and other animals could also be inventoried. This effort is an excellent way to practice identification skills.
Group Trail Work Assistants
Description: Assist SMGA trail bosses with group trail work projects. Provide guidance and training to volunteers, help ensure proper use of the tools, and provide other assistance as needed.
SMGA Booth Assistant
Description: Assist in our booth at the Green Living Showcase, Earth Day, or Nature Center Plant Sale by providing literature and information to those interested in SMGA. Training available on-site.
Natural Area Monitor
Description: Monitor, protect, and enhance San Marcos natural areas. Record and report up-to-date information on the condition of assigned area (litter, graffiti, fallen limbs, rogue trails, etc.). Report maintenance needs to SMGA and Parks & Recreation staff.