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Friends of the Arc Memberships

Support Something Incredible...

The Arc of Appalachia Preserve System has bought back thousands of arces of wilderness land. We have lovingly restored houses and buildings to beauty, removed litter, backed away gently, and allowed wildlife to return. We have re-opened the Fort Hill Museum, and extended the hours of the Serpent Mound Museum and the Appalachian Forest Museum. All of this could not have been accomplished without donations from lovers of nature, ancient cultures, and Appalachian beauty and history from all over the state and country.


We now ask you to support something more mundane. Maintenance and administration!


We want to be sure that all of your donations are turned directly into tangible preserve land and not eaten up in mowing, accounting, and electric bills. Your tax-deductible Friends of the Arc Membership will go towards supporting our overhead, as well as the upkeep of our beautiful visitor centers and hiking trails. As we have always believed in being a frugal operation, even these small membership contributions can really be helpful to us.



Friends of the Arc Membership Information


     The tax deductible membership runs June 1st through May 31st of each year.

     $35.00 Forest Link Membership

                    Keeps us connected.

     $75.00 Forest Custodian Membership

                    Helps us sustain our current services in biodiversity stewardship and public education. 

     $150.00 Forest Guardian Membership

                    Helps the Arc of Appalachia expand its services, and funds new goals and dreams.

Cricket Frog - Arc of Appalachia


Tiny cricket frog. Photo courtesy Tim Pohlar.



Our Gift in Thanks to You


As a thank you, all members receive our two yearly newsletters in the mail, and an invitation to our annual Donor Gathering. Additionally, Forest Guardian and Forest Custodian Members will receive an Arc Pass. Simply attach the decal to your car window for admission - without parking fees or pre-registration - to the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, Serpent Mound, the Appalachian Forest Museum, and all of our developed hiking trails through the Preserve System. This allows you year-round hiking trail and park access from dawn to dusk daily, and free admission to our visitor centers during normal open hours.


Discount Memberships for Local Residents


A discounted Forest Custodian membership is available for $35/year to our neighbor residents in Adams, Highlands, Ross, Pike and Scioto Counties.


Send a check for your membership contribution to:

The Arc of Appalachia Preserve System, 7660 Cave Road, Bainbridge, Ohio 45612.


For questions or payments by credit card, please call us at 937-365-1935.    


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