Land Stewardship at Bear Run Nature Reserve

June 3, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Bear Run Nature Reserve

Volunteer to help maintain the trails and pull invasive plants at Bear Run Nature Reserve, WPC’s largest preserve. Along the way you’ll also enjoy interpretive information about wildflowers, plants and other aspects of nature from Zack Zelazny, AmeriCorps land steward.

People in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and beyond will come together on June 3, 2023, to celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, an annual event dedicated to promoting and advocating for the preservation and enjoyment of America’s vast network of trails.

For additional information and to register, please contact Zack Zelazny, AmeriCorps land steward, at or (570) 439-3540.

There is a paved parking lot, but otherwise, plan for a rustic day, rain or shine! (If the workday is canceled, a message will be sent immediately to the land steward email list.) Tools will be provided. Please bring comfortable outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather, sturdy shoes that might get muddy, and drinking water. Bathrooms are available for use at the Barn.

Located in the Laurel Highlands, Bear Run Nature Reserve offers hiking trails, backcountry campsites and hunting and fishing opportunities.

Bear Run Nature Reserve provides habitat for a diversity of forest-dwelling wildlife, including black bear, fisher, bobcat and more than 53 bird species. More than 500 plant species have been found on the preserve.