Check our Partners page for exciting news concerning a grant from our trail stewardship partner, REI Partners & Links. This is a huge help in our preparation for the 150th Anniversay of the Atlanta Campaign.
Trail work days open to the public Come make New Friends!
Work days are a wonderful way to get outside and enjoy nature while helping preserve our
national park for future visitors. We work closely with the Park Service and assist park
staff by providing critically needed volunteer power to build new trails and maintain over
20 miles of existing trails. If you click on the Volunteering tab at the left and then the
Why Volunteer tab, you can get a good idea of what we do and what we have accomplished.
We welcome new members! You can call yourself a member if you volunteer with us more that twice a year.
This gets you invited to our annual volunteer appreciation dinner, you can vote on
leadership at our annual meeting, and you can choose to become a crewleader thru
our training program.
This will also get you a free t-shirt when they are available.
Please note that we do not charge any membership dues. We an all volunteer organization
and get our funding through donations, matching funds, and grants
(we are a 501(c)(3) qualified non-profit so your donation is tax deductible).
There are no age restrictions.
However, youth under the age of 18 must have parental permission and appropriate adult leadership.
Work days will be canceled under the following conditions:
Temperature is 40 degrees or below.
Rain is forecast for the day.
Heavy rain the night before.
If we must cancel a work day, a notice will be posted on this website.
The Wilderness Stewardship Division has partnered with Harpers Ferry Center and film students at American University to develop a webisode series called America's Wilderness. The collection of 3-5 minute webisodes take place in different wilderness parks across the country, featuring stories that capture an array of experiences shared between people and wilderness, from first time overnight camping trips to trail running and photography. These stories will help set the stage for National Park Service activities celebrating the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act in 2014. Click here to see the America's Wilderness series http://www.youtube.com/user/NPSWilderness