Work Parties and Volunteer Opportunities

The Milo Baker Chapter is a volunteer organization, depending on the dedication, hard work, and incredible initiative of our members. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Serve on the board to implement chapter activities and goals
  • Join work parties to maintain and improve four preserves in Sonoma County established to protect rare plant communities
  • Volunteer at the annual plant sale
  • Get involved in conservation advocacy under the direction of our Conservation Team, see our conservation pages
  • Volunteer to assist the Outreach and Education Committee

Ongoing volunteer opportunities are listed below:

Ice Plant removal at Doran Beach

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Weekly Doran Beach Ice Plant Removal

Every Wednesday (9:30 a.m. – 11:30++ a.m.) Bring clippers and gloves and knee pads if you like.

One of the most pleasant workdays happens every week – a trip to Doran Beach to pull ice plant and European Dune Grass along the beach between the boardwalk and the Cypress Day Use Center. We are making room for native plants AND expanding Snowy Plower habitat. It is very visual and quite satisfying, with the sound of the waves, birds and foghorn. To join us, please text Jan Lochner, (707) 569-4724, to let her know you are coming. Photo: Jan Lochner, Invasive Plant Chair and volunteer extraordinaire, surveying the Doran Marsh Regional Park ice-plant removal project.

Jan Lochner, invasive plant co-chair

Bodega Head Ice Plant Removal Project

Second Sunday of each month (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) CNPS is leading volunteers at Bodega Head to save native species from getting smothered by ice plant. Meet at the main parking lot near the bathrooms. Bring water, clippers and gloves if you have them. Email Alynn at for more information and to let us know that you are coming.

Read more about the Doran Beach and Bodega Head Ice Plant Removal projects here.

Bodega Head ice-plant removal project

Living Learning Landscapes Workday

Second Friday of the month (9:30 a.m. – noon) Meet at 1808 Albany Drive in Santa Rosa. Please RSVP to April Owens so we know to expect you! Learn more at: