Volunteers enhance the preserve’s trail system through monthly trail workdays

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Volunteers cut in a section of new trail.

Without the invaluable help of all our volunteers, we would not be able get all our work done on the Preserve. Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) volunteers braved the cold weather this morning to help build a new section of trail; benching the trail and creating rock steps to help navigate tricky, wet areas. This trail has been constructed to re-route a portion of the now stream-covered Green Trail to help keep our hiker’s feet dry. Every month, PATC volunteers come out for a trail workday to cut downed trees, build and maintain trails, and manage invasive species on the Preserve, to name a few essential activities.

We always welcome and are looking for new volunteers to come out to the Preserve! Field season is approaching, and we have many future volunteer opportunities, ranging from invasive species work, species monitoring projects, trail work, and more. If you are interested in volunteer stewardship work, email Preserve Technician Summers Cleary at scleary@vofonline.org and she will add you to the volunteer list! Or, if you have any questions about the work we are doing on the preserve and potential volunteer work, you can also shoot Summers an email!

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