Volunteer Workdays & Events 2017

Museum Hosting at the Appalachian Forest Museum & Fort Hill

Weekends from April – October

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 are interested in volunteering please contact Kayla Hanning at services@arcofappalachia.org or 937-365-1935

Volunteer Day: Cave Road Annual Tree Trimming

Saturday, August 5, 2017

In a sincere effort to give back to the Township and the surrounding community – who together give us so many services and support – the Arc carefully trims the annual growth of vegetation by hand along Cave Road. This enables emergency vehicles, school buses, neighbors, and visitors to safely and easily pass through the area. Because we rely on volunteers, we can do this work by hand as opposed to the more time-efficient but more mechanical means employed by road crews. The result? Cave Road is able to retain its time-honored pristine beauty for all of us to enjoy! More Information…

Volunteer Day: Cave Road Invasive Removal Days

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cave Road is the epicenter of the 2248 acre Highlands Nature Sanctuary, sheltering most of our hiking trails, overnight lodges and the Appalachian Forest Museum.  Join us for a weekend full of Garlic Mustard picking and invasive bush removal on several properties bordering Cave Road. More Information…

Volunteer Day: Sad Song Creek Invasive Work Day

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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 native-grass Little Bluestem prairie covering a quarter of the land. Join us for a day of invasive plant removal, working on a beautiful property that few visitors get to see. More Information… 

Volunteer Day: Fort Hill Invasive Removal Day

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fort Hill’s 1400 acres protects Ohio’s largest and most mature forest and a 2000 year old ancient ridgetop earthworks. The undisturbed forest of Fort Hill supports over 800 species of vascular plants, some of them endangered. Join our Fort Hill Mountain Lovers team as they remove invasive plants and keep this magnificent forest pristine. More Information… 

Volunteer Day: Maude’s Cedar Narrows Invasive Removal Days

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Maude’s tract at the Sanctuary shelters a stunning showcase of wildflowers in a side canyon of the Rocky Fork Gorge.  Non-natives began taking over right after it was logged –  just before the Arc purchased the land. We are now working to save Maude’s flowers. Maude Lang, now deceased,  was a school teacher in the nearby town of Rainsboro and was adored in the local community. More Information… 

Volunteer Day: Ohio River Bluffs Invasive Removal Day

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Hands down, the Ohio River Bluffs near Manchester in Adams County has the most spectacular wildflower displays in the entire Arc preserve system. This is the best of the last of an Ohio River nature spectacle, the others having already been run over with invasive plants, or lost to human impact. We don’t plan to see this happen to the Bluffs! The Bluffs is for folks in good shape – so join the Bluff Blasters, lose some calories, and let’s go save some wildflowers! More Information… 

Volunteer Day: Invasive Removal at Plum Run Prairie

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Plum Run is a tall-grass prairie in Adams County.  It is one of the larger prairies remaining in the state, and one of the few such large tracts found in southern Ohio. This is truly an exceptional prairie, the site having been officially listed with the Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves as one of the top 40 sites worthy of protection in all of Ohio.   More Information…

 

 

 

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.

The Arc has a training day for new hosts and old each March, and a reunion in the fall. Sign up for our email updates to receive dates of our host spring orientation. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, write to info@arcofappalachia.org or call 937-365-1935.

Volunteer Workdays & Events

Museum Hosting at the Appalachian Forest Museum & Fort Hill

Weekends from April – October

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 are interested in volunteering please contact Kayla Hanning at services@arcofappalachia.org or 937-365-1935

Volunteer Day: Cave Road Annual Tree Trimming

Saturday, August 5, 2017

In a sincere effort to give back to the Township and the surrounding community – who together give us so many services and support – the Arc carefully trims the annual growth of vegetation by hand along Cave Road. This enables emergency vehicles, school buses, neighbors, and visitors to safely and easily pass through the area. Because we rely on volunteers, we can do this work by hand as opposed to the more time-efficient but more mechanical means employed by road crews. The result? Cave Road is able to retain its time-honored pristine beauty for all of us to enjoy! More Information…

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. 

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.

The Arc has a training day for new hosts and old each March, and a reunion in the fall. Sign up for our email updates to receive dates of our host spring orientation. If you have any questions in the meantime, write to info@arcofappalachia.org.