Students tackle invasive plants at St. Andrews Farm. Photo by Jasmine Malik.

Students age 14 and older can obtain community service hours and help preserve the Barrington’s natural environment by participating in the new Student Stewardship Team of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust.

All high school age students are welcome to participate, regardless of what school you attend.

Download the Release Form and Student Commitment Form for Student Stewardship Team

To learn more, email Cindy Elder, Executive Director of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust

Depending on the students’ interest and the time of year, volunteer work may involve outdoor experiences such as trail maintenance, clean ups, planting, and special projects involved in the maintenance of Land Trust properties.

Students can also contribute their skills in photography, film making, graphic design, writing for publications or social media, research, and other activities.

Students learned to use the weed wrench to remove large invasive plants. Photo by Jasmine Malik.

The Land Trust will provide experienced adult supervision; no power tools will be used. Work opportunities will be scheduled with consideration for student schedules, including activities on weekends and school vacations.

The Barrington Land Conservation Trust, a nonprofit organization founded in 1979, owns nearly 300 acres of open space in Barrington. Land Trust volunteers care for these properties and also assist the Town in caring for town-owned conservation land, including Osamequin Nature Preserve and St. Andrews Farm.