Promoting Wise Management of Natural Resources in Greene County, New York Since 1961

stream-clean-volunteersStudent volunteers cleaned up the Schoharie Creek during this year's Schoharie Watershed WeekThe GCSWCD is always looking for individuals and groups interested in volunteering to assist with projects. If you have an interest in streams, natural resources, or just spending a few sunny days outdoors, we would love to have you help on our Stream Team. Our stream restoration projects and educational programs involve a lot of work that we would be unable to accomplish without the help of our wonderful volunteers. Thank you for your invaluable service!

What do volunteers do?

BKSC-volunteersVolunteers are an integral part of our Batavia Kill Stream CelebrationsThe roles of volunteers vary according to project needs. As a volunteer, you may assist with plantings, help staff and organize our educational events and festivals, or lend a hand with other important project aspects. We are typically looking for help in the spring and fall with plantings on stream banks, but we can also use some help in the summer at our plant materials center. If you have any skills that would be useful in your Stream Team Volunteer role please let us know. We would love to have your help!

Sign up to volunteer!

If you are interested in volunteering fill out the application and mail, fax, or drop it off in person to the District's Cairo or Tannersville office. To sign up to volunteer you can alternatively send an email with your contact information to Michelle Yost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the Schoharie Watershed Program office at (518) 598-6871.

Project Examples

SCA Service Project (September 11, 2016)

Volunteer Tree Planting (May 2016)

SCA Service Project (September 15-17, 2010)

Sugar Maples Stream Restoration Volunteer Planting (May 14, 2010)

Ashland Connector Stream Restoration Project (1.5 Mb pdf)
(2006, volunteer involvement on page 28 of report)

Farber Farm Volunteer Willow Planting (November 2000)