Due to COVID-19, all volunteer positions are on hold until further notice. If you would like to be notified when the volunteer program restarts, please email us.
Volunteers play important roles at the Preserve. In the gardens and on our natural lands there are many wonderful opportunities to learn, share, and be part of a group of passionate individuals.
Lands & Trails Volunteer Crew
This enthusiastic, diligent crew works alongside our Land Stewards to maintain and reroute hiking trails, plant native vegetation, build bridgework, and generally keep our lands and trails safe and accessible.
From July through September, the crew meets weekly to tackle a specific project on any of the ten miles of trails and 1,000 acres across the Preserve’s natural lands. Please email us to receive updates on projects for the coming season.
While our formal volunteer program is on hiatus, there are still many ways that you can contribute.
Adopt a Trail
As a volunteer you may “adopt” a section of trail. Perhaps it is a trail that you connect with, or one that you have never been on and are excited to explore. To adopt a Preserve trail means that you will frequent that trail and help maintain its character by keeping the corridor clear of obstacles by trimming back brush and removing trees, identifying and reporting hazards, and documenting any wildlife, plants of interest, and visitor use.
This may be a solo endeavor, or you may team up with fellow volunteers. If there is a trail that interests you specifically, please let us know.
Be a Trail Reporter
Another way to help use your volunteer energy this season is to be our eyes and ears on the trails and carriage roads and report things such as downed trees, damage to structures (bog bridges, etc.) and other pertinent trail observations. Every bit helps.
Please contact the Preserve at 207-276-3727 or if you need assistance locating the trails or want to make a report. Click here to view/download a copy of the Preserve trail map.