Volunteer Workdays & Events 2017

Gladys Riley event PicVolunteer Day: Cutting New Trails at the
Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Arc is currently working to raise the funds to almost triple the size of this preserve and open it to the public with hiking trails by April 1, 2017 – timed to catch the preserve’s state-endangered Golden Star Lilies as they burst into bloom! Volunteers are sought to help finalize the new trail system before the grand opening.  Info on the preserve. More information…

Volunteer Day: Cave Road Invasive Removal Days

Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cave Road is the epicenter of the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, with miles of hiking trails, overnight lodges and the Appalachian Forest Museum. It is also an epicenter for much of our invasive plant removal work. Volunteers who plan on attending the Wildflower Pilgrimage AND volunteering for these two days get first chance to book Beechcliff. Lodging fee waived for service days. More Information…

Volunteer Day: Shellbark Woods Invasive Removal Day

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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 Information…

Volunteer Day: Sad Song Creek Invasive Work Day

Wednesday, April 26, 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: Chalet Nivale Invasive Removal Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017 Rain Date – Saturday, April 29, 2017

Chalet Nivale Preserve near Peebles is known for its outstanding geological scenery and botanical treasures, sheltering one of the largest colonies of Snow Trillium in Ohio. We will be working on removing Barberry, Bush Honeysuckle, and Multiflora rose. The preserve’s wildflowers depend on volunteers to ensure the displays will continue to uplift future generations of visitors. More Information…

Volunteer Day: Maude’s Cedar Narrows Invasive Removal Days

Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, 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

Sunday, April 30, 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: Turkeyfoot Woods Invasive Removal Day

Friday, May 5, 2017

SEE OUR NEWEST CAMPAIGN PROPERTY AT THE SANCTUARY – a 45 acre tract on the Rocky Fork Creek, just off Cave Road. We will be removing Autumn Olives from native Big Bluestem prairies, as well as Multiflora Rose and Bush Honeysuckle from the woods. Join the Crazy Clippers on another clearing victory!  More Information…

 

Volunteer Day: Ridgeview Farm Invasive Removal Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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! This day we will be working in the wetland forest – removing invasive bush honeysuckle and making room for expanding ferns and wildflowers. More Information…

Volunteer Day: Cave Road Invasive Removal Days

May 6 – 7, 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: Fort Hill Invasive Removal Day

Sunday, May 7, 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 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.

Volunteer Workdays & Events

Volunteer Day: Cutting New Trails at the
Gladys Riley Golden Star Lily Preserve
!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Arc is currently working to raise the funds to almost triple the size of this preserve and open it to the public with hiking Trails by April 1, 2017 – timed to catch the preserve’s state-endangered Golden Star Lilies as they burst into bloom! Volunteers sought to help finalize the new trail system before the grand opening.  Info on the preserve. Info on the event. 

Volunteer Day: Cave Road Invasive Removal Days

Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cave Road is the epicenter of the Highlands Nature Sanctuary, with miles of hiking trails, overnight lodges and the Appalachian Forest Museum. It is also an epicenter for much of our invasive plant removal work. Volunteers who plan on attending the Wildflower Pilgrimage AND volunteering for these two days get first chance to book Beechcliff. Lodging fee waived for service days. More Information…

Volunteer Day: Chalet Nivale Invasive Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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 Information…

Volunteer Day: Shellbark Woods Invasive Removal Day

Sunday, April 23, 2017

You are invited to become a Shellbark Busy Beaver and help protect 36 acres of beautiful wooded property at the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. Shellbark’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 Information…

Volunteer Day: Sad Song Creek Invasive Work Day

Wednesday, April 26, 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: Ohio River Bluffs Invasive Removal

Sunday, April 30, 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: Turkey Foot Woods Invasive Removal

Friday, May 5, 2017

SEE OUR NEWEST CAMPAIGN PROPERTY AT THE SANCTUARY – a 45 acre tract on the Rocky Fork Creek, just off Cave Road. We will be removing Autumn Olives from native Big Bluestem prairies, as well as Multiflora Rose and Bush Honeysuckle from the woods. Join the Crazy Clippers on another clearing victory! More Information…

 

 

Volunteer Day: Ridgeview Farm Invasive Removal Day

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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! This day we will be working in the wetland forest – removing invasive bush honeysuckle and making room for expanding ferns and wildflowers. More Information…

 

Volunteer Day: Cave Road Invasive Days

May 6 – 7, 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: Fort Hill Invasive Removal Day
Sunday, May 7, 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 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.