Volunteer Workdays & Events

Volunteer Day: Kamama Prairie Invasive Removal Day

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Located in Adams County, Kamama Prairie is a botanical and zoological paradise for native biodiversity. The preserve has an extremely high number of rare vascular plants species, claiming 43 state-listed species in total. Join us in helping us protect our native plants by removing the invasive species from this prairie. More Information…

 

Gladys Riley event PicVolunteer Day: Roadside Cleanup with Friends of Scioto Brush Creek

Roadside Cleanup: Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Friends of Scioto Brush Creek have generously volunteered to adopt the trail at Gladys Riley Preserve and perform roadside cleanups three times a year. Their help and support enable this preserve to remain open and free to the public. Teams will set out to clean up a designated section of roadside in Otway and if enough volunteers are present a crew is sent to the Gladys Riley Preserve to clean up the surrounding area. More Information…

Museum Host Training Day
Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Arc operates Museums and Visitor Centers for the public at both the Highlands Nature Sanctuary and Fort Hill. Museum Hosts greet visitors, help orient them to hiking trails in the entire Arc System, and interpret the outstanding natural history of their sites. Museum hosts work weekends during the April through October Museum season, covering shifts that range from 5 – 7 hours a day – usually working an average of one or two days a month. More Details Coming Soon…

Volunteer Day: Ridgeview Farm Invasive Removal Day

Saturday, March 30, 2019; Rain Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

At Ridgeview Farm the Arc is demonstrating that bringing biodiversity back to an abandoned farm is indeed possible. The results of a decade of the redemptive work in Ridgeview’s fields and swamp forest have been ASTONISHING! On this day we will be working in the goldenrod meadows, clearing out two years worth of Autumn Olive saplings. Leaders Marilyn and Nancy will supply a hot homemade lunch. More Details Coming Soon…

Volunteer Day: Sad Song Creek Invasive Work Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sad Song Creek is one of the Sanctuary’s most beautiful waterways. The property has magnificent rock formations, a spring-fed perennially-running stream, gorgeous waterfalls, and a beautiful hillside Appalachian Forest. Join us for a day of invasive plant removal, working on a beautiful property that few visitors get to see. More Details Coming Soon…

Volunteer Day: Shellbark Woods Invasive Removal Day

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Shellbark is a beautiful wooded property at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. It’s rich organic soils are FULL of wildflowers but threatened by invasive plants that poured into the property when it was logged, just before it was acquired by the Arc. About 5 years ago a VERY busy beaver family moved onto property, creating multiple pools of water – hence our work crew’s name! More Details Coming Soon…

Volunteer Opportunities

  Invasive Removal

We are in IMMENSE need of volunteers who enjoy healing the land and working outdoors to remove invasive plants from our vulnerable ecosystems.

INFO on INVASIVE PLANTS…

 Museum Hosting

The Arc operates Museums and Visitor Centers for the public at both the Highlands Nature Sanctuary and Fort Hill. Museum Hosts greet visitors, help orient them to hiking trails in the entire Arc System, and interpret the outstanding natural history of their sites. No experience is necessary, training can be done on site.

Museum hosts work weekends during the April through October Museum season, covering shifts that range from 5 – 7 hours a day – usually working an average of one or two days a month. Lodging is available.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, write to info@arcofappalachia.org or call 937-365-1935.