Volunteer

Maine Coastweek Cleanup - offers Mainers an opportunity to protect our valuable coastline. The largest single volunteer event in the State, Coastal Cleanup involves people of all ages and backgrounds.

Maine State Parks

Maine Volunteer in Parks Program

Adopt a Park - Contact the park of your choice directly

Adopt a Trail - Contact the park of your choice directly

Maine Conservation Corps

Service Program - lasting from 6 to 10 months include:

  • Veteran Community Leaders, Environmental Stewards and Field Teams

One Day OR One Project Opportunities

  • Individuals and groups are invited to join MCC Service Members on projects such as trail construction & maintenance, watershed surveys, invasive species removal, and educational events.

Maine's Soil and Water Conservation Districts Partnership

Maine's Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Maine YardScaping Partnership

  • Maintenance of a 2.5 acre sustainable landscaping demonstration garden and trails on Portland's Back Cove.

Help Protect Maine's Forest

WaspWatchers - Help find and monitor colonies of native non-stinging wasp that can help us with early detection of the destructive exotic emerald ash borer.

Take a Stand - This volunteer program invites Maine citizens and seasonal residents to "Take a Stand for Hemlocks" by adoptinga hemlock stand and surveying it annually for the presence of hemlock woolly adelgid. Participants are trained to identify hemlock woolly adelgid and to apply the detection and monitoring survey methods developed by Scott Costa at the University of Vermont.

Pest Detectives (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)

  • If you're hunting for the Asian longhorned beetle or the emerald ash borer, learn how to spot and report these invasive tree killers.

Vital Signs - A program of The Gulf of Maine Research Institute focused on locating invasive species and documenting the native species and habitats vulnerable to invasions through citizen science.

  • Where in Maine is the winter moth?
    • Winter moths recently invaded eastern Massachusetts in huge numbers, defoliating and killing maple, oak, ash and apple trees. They like blueberry bushes, too. It was first reported in Maine in Harpswell in 2011 by a concerned citizen. Early detection is key to successful management, so please help the Maine Forest Service find this new arrival.
  • Where is the hemlock woolly adelgid?
    • You can help the Maine Forest Service by looking at the hemlocks in your neighborhood and adding your observations to the Vital Signs database.
  • Biomonitoring with wasps
    • Help with Maine Forest Service answer these questions: Where are Maine's native digger-wasps (Cerceris fumipennis)? Are they finding the invasive emerald ash borer?