Upcoming Activities

Due to expected heavy rain, this event has been rescheduled to Friday May, 25th.

Friday, May 18 May 25, 2018
Trail building and erosion repair in the Couch Mountain area of the  Durham Division

8:30am – 12:30pm

Join us for a morning of much needed trail work in the Couch Mountain area of our Durham Division. With supervision from Duke Forest staff, you will use hand tools to create new trail, repair erosion damage, and remove debris. This event is appropriate for volunteers 16 or older and will require hiking and moderate to high physical exertion. There are a maximum of 8 spots available, so please sign up soon by clicking the button above!

Duke Forest will provide work gloves, tools, snacks, and water. As always, please wear closed-toed shoes and bring anything else that keeps you comfortable in the woods (e.g. sunscreen, bug spray, etc.).  We’ll send specific location and parking details as the date gets closer.

Please remember to bring a signed waiver form with you:
Volunteer Waiver

If you are a former volunteer, please RSVP using the form below. If you are a new volunteer, please fill out the volunteer application first. Then RSVP with the form below:

  •   Neighbor
      Recreational User
      K-12 Educator
      Duke Staff/Faculty
      Duke Student
      Nicholas School Alum
      Duke Alum

To receive notifications about volunteer events, please register to be a Duke Forest Volunteer here.


Past Events:

Friday, February 23, 2018, 8:30 – 12pm Tree Planting

Friday, October 28, 2016, 1 – 4pm – Research site clean-up

Friday, November 4th, 2016, 1 – 4pm – Research site clean-up

Friday, April 29, 2016, 1 – 4PM – Tree damage mitigation

Friday, April 22, 2016, 1 – 4PM – Tree damage mitigation

Saturday, March 19th, 2016, 9 – 12PM – Tree damage mitigation

Saturday, October 10, 2015 9 – 12PM – Invasive plant removal

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9 – 12 PM – Shepherd Nature Trail project