Salt Lake City

Parks & Public Lands

Phone: (801)535-7800 Email: parks@slcgov.com

Volunteer

Volunteer with Trails & Natural Lands!

We love our volunteers, and depend on community stewards to help keep your public lands beautiful.

There are a couple different ways you can volunteer with us!

  • As an individual or group in our bi-annual weed pulling events (see below)
  • As a group interested in setting up a one-time volunteer event for 1 – 2.5 hours

Volunteer opportunities include all the tools and equipment necessary along with Trails & Natural Lands employees to lead the event and work alongside you. No group size is too big or too small! Volunteer events are family friendly, and we will work with you to fit the needs of your group. Common volunteer opportunities include plantings, invasive species removal, litter cleanup, playground mulching, and citizen science. Tasks and locations depend on group size and time of year. 

To request to volunteer, contact our volunteer coordinator here.

Annual Volunteer Events

Purge Your Spurge

Myrtle Spurge, an invasive and noxious weed in SLC, is being eradicated from the foothills slopes by our volunteers! At Purge Your Spurge 2019, volunteers pulled 20,709 pounds of Myrtle Spurge!

Join us spring 2020 for the 5th annual Purge Your Spurge event. Check back for registration.

Pancakes and Puncturevine

Have you ever ridden your bike along the Jordan River Parkway, only to get a flat within the first mile? This is often caused by Puncturevine seeds, also known as “goat heads”, which puncture bike tires and puppy paws. Each September, volunteers tackle this noxious weed at our annual Pancakes & Puncturevine event, and then celebrate with a pancake lunch and prizes!

Join us September 7, 2019 for the 3rd annual Pancakes & Puncturevine event. Check back August 2019 for registration.

Benefits of Being a Volunteer

  • Meet new people in your community with the common goal of conserving our natural lands
  • Create a positive impact on public trails and natural areas
  • Learn something new while gaining a better understanding for SLC Trails and Natural Lands
  • Discover parks and trails in your area
  • Enjoy food with your newfound peers after Trails and Natural Lands’ biannual weed pulls

We achieved a lot with the help of over 2,000 volunteers last year! Click on our annual service report to learn more.

2018 Volunteer Services Annual Report

Is your group interested in adopting and stewarding a natural area? Follow the link to learn more about the Adopt-A-Spot program.

Adopt A Spot Program