Volunteers truly make our conservation world go round. In 2005, HCT formally launched a coordinated volunteer program and has been tracking results. Since then, more than 1,000 people have donated their time and energy to trim trails, find vernal pools, monitor protected lands, mark boundaries, lead walks, present talks, organize the office, assemble mailings, document wildlife (eels, herring, songbirds and more), run fundraising events, fix computers and so much more.
The countless hours that create tangible results also result in a tremendous cost-savings. In fact, we’re on track to reach an amazing milestone in 2012. Thanks to continued volunteer investment in our land protection, stewardship, citizen science and office projects, the total estimated dollar value of their combined contributions by the end of 2012 will reach $1,000,000 (that’s right, $1 million!). Without the hard work of our many volunteers, much of the successes we have achieved over the past six years would not have happened. Their work is, in fact, invaluable. We thank all who have given and continue to give their precious time.