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Natural Resources Volunteer Program

New Hampshire's Natural Resources Volunteer Program

Community Tree Stewards, NRCS Earth Team & Wonders of Wildlife Course


The New Hampshire Natural Resources Volunteer Program administers a course that meets once a week in the greater Manchester and Seacoast areas for 11 weeks with optional field trips. Participants commit to volunteering 40 hours in an effort to strengthen communities, promote social change, and enhance urban ecosystems.

The course also offers an option for college students to take the course for credit. Classes are taught by natural resource specialists from around the state, and consist of a variety of educational opportunities including experiential learning, group discussions and field sessions.

(The picture above shows students and teachers from North Country Charter Academy who volunteered alongside NRCS staff to tend a People's Garden in Lancaster.)


Do you enjoy learning about New Hampshire�s outdoors and sharing your knowledge with others?


                                    Sessions from the Natural Resources Volunteer Program include:

� NH Forests and Wildlife

� Tree Identification

� Planting & Care

� Soil and Water Resources

� Climate Change

� Land Conservation

The next class will begin in September 2011 and run through December 2011. Participants are selected from a pool of applicants based on community involvement, communication skills and, most importantly, enthusiasm and willingness to volunteer.

Natural Resource VolunteerWhat was the most significant aspect of the course and why?


"As a newcomer to New Hampshire, I really appreciated learning about all of the resources available."


Natural Resource Volunteer





"I used to think that small changes in day-to-day life were insignificant. Now I see how they can add up."

To learn more about the Natural Resources Volunteer Program contact Jewel McKenzie, Earth Team State Volunteer Coordinator at 603-868-7581, or Mary Tebo, University of New Hampshire Extension Community Forestry Educator at 603-629-9494 Ext. 140.

The program is cosponsored by University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands, New Hampshire Fish and Game and the USDA Forest Service in cooperation with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and New Hampshire Conservation Districts.