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"I enjoy helping with volunteer work parties every year.  I can really see the difference we're making in the park, and I've met so many nice people who love nature as much as I do." -- Marathon County Volunteer

Become a Golden Sands RC&D Board Member

Golden Sands RC&D is seeking both individual members and/or members that can represent area organizations that are involved in conservation-related issues throughout our service area.

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Ongoing Projects

Grant writing assistant needed:  If you have grant writing experience and want to help us get our projects off the ground, we need you! Grant funding supports a large portion of our work and we always have deadlines coming up that we could use help putting materials together for.


Social media manager: Do you love creating engaging content for social media? We need you to help keep our Facebook page up to date! We are looking for someone to create 3-4 posts a week. Content would include promoting upcoming events, sharing photos from community events, and posting educational materials about our current projects.

Spring Opportunities

Purple loosestrife biocontrol: Get involved with our Purple loosestrife biocontrol program!


1) Purple loosestrife root digging: Help us get our volunteers setup for the beetle rearing season by digging the roots they need to grow beetles for biocontrol.  We'll be having work parties in various locations, so check with us for dates and locations.  No experience necessary.  Waders and shovels can be provided for you. 

2) Purple loosestrife beetle rearing: If you’d like to get involved with raising the beetles that eat Purple loosestrife and help keep this invasive plant under control we’d be happy to have your participation. 

Summer Opportunities

Clean Boats Clean Waters:  Do you enjoy being outside near the lake? Are you passionate about keeping our waters clean and healthy? We need volunteers to help us monitor boat landings and educate lake goers about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. Training and materials provided.


Eurasian watermilfoil handpulling:  Learn how to identify the aquatic invasive plant Eurasian watermilfoil, and how to properly hand-pull it for non-chemical control. Inquire for dates and locations! 


Please tell us your availability, any special skills or physical limitations you have:

City you live in:

If under 18 please include date of birth:

Specific project interested in:

Thanks for submitting!

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