Become A Volunteer

Volunteering with Russian Riverkeeper will connect you with a community of people who care deeply about the environment of Sonoma County. Join our expanding volunteer group, have fun, learn new and exciting things, and take your Russian River stewardship to the highest level!  Contact us at info@russianriverkeeper.org to sign up to our email list and get notified of exciting volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Riverkeeper Stewardship Park

Work at the Park to help restore riverbank habitat. No experience necessary. Everyone and all ages are welcome. Activities include: planting and caring for native plants, weeding, mulching, erosion control, restoration education and Park cleanup. Students can receive volunteer and internship credit for participating.

Please contact our Education Director, Birkin Newell, for more information and scheduling a time to come out and help.

Where: 16153 Main St. Guerneville, located on the north bank of the Russian River directly upstream of the pedestrian bridge. Access is down a driveway west of Sonoma Nesting Co.

Foss Creek Community Restoration Project

The Foss Creek Community Restoration Project is a multi-year native plant restoration project on Foss Creek that will involve removing large amounts of invasive non-native plants that have taken over parts of Foss Creek.
The project started in April 2009 on Foss Creek between the Purity Lot (North St.) and the intersection of Healdsburg Avenue, Mill Street and Vine Street behind the h2 Hotel and Chamber of Commerce.

Foss Creek Community Restoration Project Goals

  • Improve wildlife habitat along Foss Creek
  • Educate community on value of watershed stewardship
  • Reduce flooding impacts caused by invasive non-native plants
  • Increase visibility and aesthetics of Foss Creek

We will be scheduling several workdays a year to maintain the restored sections, stay tuned for details or sign up for Volunteer alerts to be notified.

Russian River Watershed Cleanup

September 21, 2019: Visit the Cleanup website for signups and more information.



The mission of the Russian River Watershed Cleanup Committee is to coordinate cleanup and removal of trash in the Russian River and its tributaries between Ukiah and Jenner. We organize and coordinate teams of volunteers for an annual cleanup and promote stewardship of the Russian River watershed.

View the official Russian River Watershed Cleanup website for more details.  The official Russian River Watershed Cleanup Facebook page will have updates as well. Stay tuned for next year’s big event!

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