Our Volunteer Program fulfills two of our Core Values: Primarily, it enables us to continue volunteering to fulfill our commitment to assist local Communities protect coastal resources; Secondly, it provides an opportunity to complete restoration in financially restricted areas.
Safe Harbor Environmental offers year round opportunities for volunteering on coastal restoration projects. The work is weather sensitive and volunteers are expected to be properly dressed for the coastal environment. There are no age, experience or educational restrictions. Volunteers should be available for 2-1/2 hour work periods. Our Volunteer Coordinator will provide project background and our restoration strategy, as well as offering helpful instructions for working side by side with Safe Harbor's Coastal Restoration Team.
Above image shows Project Coordinator Sarah Parkington planting Beach grass with Gordon Peabody.
Safe Harbor is a small environmental consulting group on Cape Cod. Safe Harbor specializes in the development of innovative, sustainable strategies for coastal habitat restoration, utilizing the natural energy already present in the resource system.
The Safe Harbor Volunteer Program is open to individuals of all age groups, backgrounds and educational experience. Volunteers should have: availability for a 2-1/2 hour work period; good communication skills; appropriate clothing for Fieldwork; the desire to gain more education in resource area ecology; a notebook to track project directions.
Projects are located around the Cape Cod coastline. We try to schedule volunteer work a week or more ahead of time but do monitor changing weather conditions.
Contact Heather, our Safe Harbor Volunteer Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
For your own copy of our volunteer guidelines click on the link below
More images of student volunteers: http://www.capecodtimes.com/
Image above shows community wide, beach grass planting on one of our Barrier dune restoration projects. Volunteers were from Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore and Truro Non Resident Taxpayer groups.
Safe Harbor Student Mentor Fiona, works in 25 know onshore winds to complete seasonal removal of our Biomimicry sand collection system before shorebird nesting season, with student volunteers from a Falmouth Church Group.
Image above shows Honors Biology Students from Harwich High School getting field orientation before beginning work on an ocean dune restoration project…Yes, it was winter. The person next to me was Audra, our Volunteer Coordinator at the time. I think she just realized she had some extra ventilation in her jeans.
Image above shows student volunteers from Monomoy Regional High School, helping us plant native Beach grass on ocean side dune restoration site.
Inages above and below show volunteer clean up in a section of salt marsh. Tidal eddies had trapped debris here for 20 years, scouring away native vegetation