Become A Volunteer

There are a number of volunteer opportunities available at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area.

Our Conservation Mission

We are a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area by promoting habitat restoration, education, and conservation. We encourage the public to visit the Whitfield, see some wildlife, and learn something about the diversity of plants and animals that call this place home.

Our History

In April of 2003, the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District acquired through donation the Whitfield-Trammel arm, a 97 acre tract of irrigated land bordered on the west by the Rio Grande and surrounded by mixed agricultural and residential properties.

The land has since been put into a permanent conservation easement with the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Services Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). The WRP is a voluntary program offering landowners the opportunity to protect, restore, and enhance wetlands on their property. Work already completed includes: the planting of food crops for migratory birds, the construction of a one-acre wetland pond, and the planting of native trees and shrubs

News

Fall Volunteer News

The month of October is shaping up to be an excellent time to volunteer at the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. An opportunity to volunteer and to be a great help

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Summer Volunteer News

Many thanks to those of you who continue to volunteer during the dog days of summer. A great example of your dedication was the turnout on multiple days in early

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Spring 2022 Volunteer News

It’s been an eventful several months since my last update in February. The Friends of Whitfield have continued to hold regular workshops on the third Saturday of the month from

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Spring 2022 Volunteer News

It’s been an eventful several months since my last update in February.  The Friends of Whitfield have continued to hold regular workshops on the third Saturday of the month from

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