Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways for you to help improve and protect Lake Forest Park’s natural environment.

Grace Cole Nature Park: We sponsor year-round work parties at LFPs largest natural area preserve, located on 28th Ave NE, to build and maintain trails, remove invasive plants and replant with natives. Work parties are generally on Saturdays. Grace Cole is a great place to bring a youth or office group to volunteer – families welcome, as well! Please contact Mamie Bolender at mamiebolender@gmail.com or 206-364-4410 for details.

Park Volunteers: Seasonal, regularly scheduled volunteer work parties to help maintain and beautify city parks. These work parties take place Saturday mornings, May through September, at Blue Heron, Lyons Waterfront Park, Horizon View and Animal Acres. Contact volunteer coordinator Linda Holman lhholman@comcast.net or 206-362-5441 to get involved.

Backyard Bird Research: Come experience science in action at weekend bird banding projects on the edge of Grace Cole Park. These studies are sponsored by the Puget Sound Bird Observatory. Interesting in bird watching? Spotters are needed to re-sight color-banded birds. For more information and schedule, see pugetsoundbirds.org/projects/birds-wintering-in-urban-landscapes/ or contact Christine Southwick at clsouth@u.washington.edu