Volunteer for Land Stewardship

July 1, 2019 to November 9, 2019

2019 Volunteer Land Steward Workdays

Thank you for your interest in Land Stewardship workdays. Management of WPC properties would not be possible without the help of our dedicated volunteers. Below is a drop-down list of current workdays for the 2019 season. To sign up for a specific workday, please click on the registration button below.

Workdays are typically held rain or shine. Unless otherwise indicated, we meet at the property at 9 am and work until around 2 or 3 pm, with a short break for lunch. Of course, volunteers are welcome to come and go as needed. Volunteers should bring water and a lunch, and be prepared to work in rugged, muddy, and/or thorny conditions. Long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves, and sunblock are necessary. We’ll have extra gloves and all the tools needed for the project. Typical tools include loppers, pick mattocks, hazel hoes, and shovels. If a workday is cancelled for some reason, a message will immediately be sent to the volunteer land steward email list, as the website may not be updated for a day or so.

Summer 2019 Workdays

June 15, 2019

TOMS RUN NATURE RESERVE - TRAIL CONSTRUCTION CONTINUED
This year, we’re excited to finally begin trail construction at Toms Run. One leg of the trail will pass close to an old dump containing mostly appliance and automobile parts. Over the course of several workdays, we’ll haul this material out.

Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: Park off Toms Run Road, Kilbuck Township, Allegheny Co.  |  VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: Hiking up to 2.5 miles, steep slopes, muddy conditions, handling metal debris, clearing/digging a new trail


July 27, 2019

WOLF CREEK NARROWS NATURAL AREA
INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL & TRAIL MAINTENANCE

Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: Park off Miller Road, Slippery Rock Township, Butler Co.  |  VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: Hiking up to 1.5 miles, moderate slopes, minor trail maintenance, cutting/digging invasive shrubs


August 24, 2019

WEST BRANCH FRENCH CREEK CONSERVATION AREA - TRAIL MAINTENANCE 

Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: Parking area off Rt. 8, Venango Township, Erie County  |  VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: Hiking up to 1.1 miles along a level trail, muddy conditions, carrying wooden planks


Fall 2019 Workdays

September 7, 2019

WEST BRANCH FRENCH CREEK CONSERVATION AREA
TREE PLANTING & DEBRIS REMOVAL
This is part of the annual French Creek clean up. Please let us know at least a couple weeks prior if you plan to attend this workday, since we will register as the WPC Land Stewardship Team.

Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: 10820 Wildman Road, Wattsburg, Erie Co. |  VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: Straightening/replacing tree tubes, hauling misc. debris, lunch provided, live music


October 12, 2019

SIDLING HILL CREEK CONSERVATION AREA - DEBRIS REMOVAL

Meeting time: 9 am
Meeting place: Silver Mills Road, Mann Township, Fulton Co. |  VIEW ON MAP
Work involves: Negotiating a steep slope, cutting up an old wooden stairway, removing misc. debris


November 9, 2019

SEASON WRAP UP & POTLUCK - LOCATION TBD

Meeting time: 10 am
Meeting place: TBD
Work involves: A brisk hike, light work, sharing food, swapping stories, enjoying each other’s company


To sign up for the email list or for further information, please contact:

Andrew Zadnik
Director of Land Stewardship
azadnik@paconserve.org
412-586-2318