Join our enthusiastic event crew for any of the following activities


Volunteer for Prairie Appreciation Day, Saturday, May 9th

Help is needed on the day of the event. No experience is necessary! We are in particular need of help with children’s activities at various statements, event parking, Welcome station and Sales station. For scheduling purposes, we are asking volunteers for at least a 1/2 day commitment. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a fun, engaging outdoor event during the best time of the year! Interested? Send an email to Gail Trotter at prairieappreciationday@gmail.com.

Volunteer to help Set Up on Friday, May 8th

Available the Friday before Prairie Appreciation Day? If you have a few hours to spare, we’ll be doing set-up tasks from 9am until 3pm at Glacial Heritage Preserve. Tasks range from more sedentary office tasks, to physical labor of hauling and erecting booth canopies. If you wish to participate, please send an email to Gail Trotter at prairieappreciationday@gmail.com.

Volunteer on Tuesday, May 5th at Glacial Heritage

The Center for Natural Lands Management hosts a weekly volunteer event every Tuesday. On the Tuesday before Prairie Appreciation Day, we will be at Glacial Heritage taking care of miscellaneous tasks to be completed prior to the event. Come join us for a fun day, and sneak previews of the prairie minus the crowds. Tuesday workdays run from 9am to 3pm. Please bring a lunch and water. Reference the activities page for driving directions to this preserve.

Volunteer on the Second Saturday of the Month

Join the Center for Natural Lands Management for a lecture and prairie restoration activities every 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am-3pm. The restoration work party for May falls on Prairie Appreciation Day. Attend this amazing event, and if you are interested in receiving updates about future Saturday happenings, email ssvolunteers@cnlm.org.

Financial Support and Event Memorabilia

Direct financial support towards Prairie Appreciation Day and future prairie events is always appreciated. Donation cans will be available at the event. If you wish to send a donation in advance, please send it to the Treasurer of Friends of Puget Prairies, Deborah Naslund at FOPP, Box 155, Yelm, WA 98597. Please make checks payable to Friends of Puget Prairies. FOPP is a registered non-profit organization with the State of Washington.

We will also be selling notecards, t-shirts, and hats at the event. Please bring cash as the spotty cell phone service at Glacial Heritage prohibits credit card transactions.

Friends of Puget Prairies will never send an email soliciting financial support. If you receive one, please contact us so we can pursue whoever has compromised our website.