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Get Involved

Gifts of Any Amount Make the Difference

We are still needing funds to finish the Nature Center:
Construction  46,200
Kitchen $52,000
Contingency $76,000
Internet 5,000
Furniture $56,484
Lab equipment $32,550
Native courtyard demo $5,100
Native courtyard planting $5,000
Exhibits (discovery room) $100,000

It takes hundreds of people and thousands of dollars to protect the reserve.  Science guides stewardship and they are both essential to protect what we love.  Join our team to study and improve the reserve. 

COPR has many opportunities for you to make a difference in your community.  You can volunteer in restoration workdays, become a Snowy Plover docent or a tour guide, help staff the Nature Center, or become a citizen scientist.  Please check each of the tabs under this page for more information.  If you don't find what you are looking for, contact the Reserve Director or the Conservation Specialist.  

You can also support the reserve by making a gift to the reserve. Gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations are critical to supporting the mission of the UCSB Natural Reserve System and work in partnership with funding from the University. This public-private partnership plays a significant role not only in maintaining the Natural Reserve System but also in building the University of California’s reputation. Gifts in any amount are welcome for programs that benefit all of our reserves: in education, in research and in public outreach.

Projects for which we seek funding include the Nature Center, graduate and undergraduate student fellowships, mentorship support for minorities, facilities enhancements and replacements, technology improvements, environmental monitoring, resource inventories, distinguished lecturer support and staff positions that provide technical support.