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 Get involved in helping to protect and care for land in your community


Come help us
 
  • protect natural areas 
  • restore habitat 
  • build and maintain trails

Get outside  *   Meet new people   *   Learn about nature and why it matters   *   Join in the spirit and reward of doing important work!    

Volunteer with the Head-of-the-Lake Land Trust program!

Whether you're interested in exploring the magnificent natural areas in our region, or you're a "people person" with keen planning and organization skills, the Head-of-the-Lake Land Trust program has a volunteer position with your name on it.

Several kinds of volunteer opportunities with the HLT program are available, including caring for the nature sanctuaries, helping with special events, fundraising, and communications.  Or tell us about your ideas or skills and we can work with you to create ways for you to help.

To find out more about volunteering with the HLT program, please contact Jen Baker at 905.524.3339 or land@hamiltonnature.org.

The Head-of-the-Lake Land Trust (HLT) is a volunteer-driven program of the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club. It is a registered charitable organization dedicated to the permanent protection of lands in Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas.  The HNC, formed in 1919, is a volunteer-based, charitable organization with almost 700 members that protect nature and promote public awareness and appreciation of the natural environment. 

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Jen Baker
Land Trust Coordinator
Head-of-the-Lake Land Trust Program
Hamilton Naturalists' Club
Tel: 905-524-3339

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