Work Party Opportunities

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer? Think about joining a Whatcom County Parks & Recreations trail work party.

A work party is a scheduled trail maintenance or development project lead by park staff. Don't worry you don't need to be an expert or have tools. Our staff will provide the training and equipment you need to have a great experience. You will learn planning and construction skills, how to identify and remove invasive species, and how to plant native flora and fauna.​

2019 Work Parties

Saturday, June 1
National Trails Day - Lake Whatcom Park Volunteer Trail Work Party
In partnership with Washington Trails Association, Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, Whatcom Land Trust, and REI
Saturday, June 15 - CANCELLED
Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party
Saturday, June 29
Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party
​In partnership with the Whatcom Land Trust and the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Saturday, July 13
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Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party
​​In partnership with the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Saturday, July 20
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Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party
​​​In partnership with Washington Trails Association
Saturday, July 27​
​​​Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party​
​​​​In partnership with the Whatcom Land Trust and the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Saturday, August 10
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Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party
​​​​In partnership with the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Saturday, August 17​ ​​
Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party​
​​​​In partnership with the Whatcom Land Trust
Saturday, August 24
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Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party ​​​
In partnership with the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
Saturday, August 31
​​​​Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party ​​​
In partnership with Washington Trails Association
Saturday, September 14
​​​​​Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party ​​​
Saturday, September 21​​​
Lake Whatcom Park - Volunteer Trail Work Party ​​​
Saturday September 28
Public Lands Day - Lake Whatcom Park Volunteer Trail Work Party
​​In partnership with Washington Trails Association, Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, Whatcom Land Trust, and REI

Summer 2018 Work Party Round-Up

Volunteers know that trails don’t build and maintain themselves. During the summer of 2018, volunteers donated more than 3,000 hours of labor to build 5 miles of new hike and bike trail at Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve.

2018 volunteers
Our trail work parties are finished for the year. Check back in Spring 2019 for a new season of volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer with our local partners!

Our local partners use volunteers to steward the land year-round. To find out more about the work parties organized by our partners, visit:

Contact Us


Volunteer Program
​​​Phone: 360-778-5850
​Email: WCPRVolunteers@co.whatcom.wa.us
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Whatcom Land Trust
whatcomlandtrust.org
Whatcom Trails Association
wta.org
Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
wmbcmtb.org