Sign up to be on the volunteer contact list or register for specific volunteer projects and events by emailing pc.wlnp-volunteer.pc@canada.ca or phoning 403 859-2224.

Volunteers receive free admission for the day when they participate in an event.

Busy Beaver Cleanup Crew

May through October

Keep Waterton Lakes National Park pristine by assisting with removal of materials no longer needed in the outdoors and by picking up litter at trailheads, along roadways and around the townsite. Adopt a location and volunteer on your own schedule.

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Group volunteer projects

May through October

There are a variety of volunteer activities that can be pre-planned and booked by organized groups looking for rewarding outings. These include two-hour projects, assisting park staff in the restoration of park environments.

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Native plant garden

Ongoing through September

Volunteers maintain the International Peace Park Garden - a demonstration native-plant garden located in the Waterton townsite. Once orientation and training are completed, work as your time permits through the growing season. The Falls Theatre demonstration garden will be converted to native shrubs with the assistance of volunteers.

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Adopt-a-Patch

Ongoing through September

Adopt and be known for your very own patch of the national park. Once orientation and training is completed, work at your patch as your time permits through to September. Another orientation event will be held later in June or early July, depending on interest.

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Wildflower and native grasses seed collection

Wednesdays, starting July 3 through August 28, 8:30 am to noon

Volunteer with park staff for these half-day events at various locations in the park to collect seeds for restoration projects. Be sure to sign up by email to receive location and reminder.

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Knapweed Rodeo

Saturday, August 17, 9 am to 4 pm

A popular family event to keep this invasive weed corralled and stop it from taking over critical wildlife habitat. Free BBQ beef-on-a-bun and vegi-wrap lunch included for those who RSVP by email.

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Grasses and wildflower planting

September - dates to be announced

Leave your mark for the future by helping to restore past areas disturbed by development. Be sure to sign up by email in order to receive dates and times.

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Shoreline cleanup

Saturday, September 7

Part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and just as much fun as the spring cleanup. The following Friday, interested participants in the Rotarian’s 2019 Waterton Glacier Peace Park Assembly will also do a cleanup along another part of the Waterton Lakes.

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Salamander habitat restoration

Saturday, September 21 (during Waterton Wildlife Weekend)

Build upon the successful restoration work begun by volunteers in conjunction with park staff last September and become a part of the long-toed salamanders’ ongoing story.

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Tree planting - limber pine / whitebark pine

September and October, dates to be announced

Restoration of these endangered species includes weekdays when volunteers assist park staff with planting seedlings. Because planting is done just prior to forecasted rain (nature waters the seedlings), often there is only a week or less notice of the dates. Interested volunteers can sign up earlier by email to be on the contact list for the plantings.

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43rd Christmas Bird Count

Sunday, December 15

Self-service materials (record sheets, maps) to conduct the count will be posted at the Waterton Fire Hall by 4:30 pm on December 14 or email to participate in count week. Saturday 2 pm gathering to meet fellow volunteers and share sightings.

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