Dedicated volunteers help to staff tables at outreach events.
The Wicomico Environmental Trust is a community of volunteers and our work depends on the passionate commitment of people determined to do their part--in whatever way reflects their interests and talents--to protect nature, improve environmental health, introduce children to the wonders of the natural world, overcome environmental inequities, and share the enjoyment of our rich natural heritage. Come join us! Let us know here what interests you and how you would like to help. Read on to learn more about our major volunteer programs.
Reach out to public officials on the environmental issues important to you!
Make your voice heard
You can influence public officials to implement policies that protect public and environmental health for all residents. Write a letter, make a phone call, make a comment at a hearing, tell your neighbors and friends about what is at stake and what they can do to help. Join WET's Advocacy and Public Policy Committee and be a vital part of WET's advocacy effort.
Creekwatcher volunteers help collect water samples to gauge the river's health.
Protect clean water
The Wicomico River Creekwatchers program offers volunteers the opportunity to help protect clean water by participating in an objective, scientifically credible long-term project that monitors water quality in the Wicomico River, its tributaries, and ponds throughout Wicomico County. Click here to learn more about the Creekwatchers program and how you can get involved.
Wicomico County youths help to plant trees in underserved areas to create Green Spaces.
Plant a tree or a garden
WET volunteers plant bald cypresses along the Riverwalk in downtown Salisbury, remove invasive wisteria at Pemberton Park, help to cultivate the Boundless Community Garden (next to the Chipman Center in Salisbury), plant native grasses, shrubs, trees, and wildflowers at a park in an underserved community, and mentor a Green Team of neighborhood young people to nurture the newly planted trees. If you'd like to be part of this effort, let us know!
Board member Dan Savoy helps to educate the next generation on how watersheds work.
Introduce a child to nature
WET's newest initiative--to introduce children to the wonders of the natural world, to make children's access to nature more equitable, and (with the Wicomico NAACP, our partner in this project) to support an underserved community as it envisions what its neighborhood park might be and to help that vision become reality--is getting underway and we need your passion and ideas to make it all happen! Or volunteer to help the already up-and-running Youth Environmental Action Summit.