[Postponed] Volunteer Workday at Shepherd Nature Trail

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event has been rescheduled to Friday, November 18 at 1pm to 4pm. Sign up for the rescheduled workday here!

Join the Office of the Duke Forest for a volunteer workday at the Shepherd Nature Trail!

The Shepherd Nature Trail (SNT) needs some love! Join us to tackle some projects along the trail, in which many hands will make light work. Volunteers will work in small groups under the supervision of Duke Forest Staff to:

  • Remove old footbridges along SNT
  • Backfill and stabilize the trail where bridges were removed
  • Brush up unauthorized social trails
  • Complete other projects such as cleaning SNT interpretive signage, as time allows

Volunteers must be physically able and prepared for a good deal of hiking and carrying fairly heavy loads! SNT is a 0.8-mile loop that includes unpaved walking surfaces and short hilly sections. Volunteer responsibilities will include hiking the trail while carrying tools and materials, using shovels to backfill and stabilize the trail with rocks and soil, and carrying branches and other natural materials to brush-up unauthorized trails. All participants will be required to sign a volunteer waiver.

When: Friday, November 18, 2022 from 1-4pm.

What to Bring:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Long pants
  • Water bottle
  • Anything else that keeps you comfortable in the woods (i.e. hat, sunscreen, bug spray, etc)

Duke Forest will provide:

  • Work gloves and tools
  • Extra water in a water cooler
  • Light snacks (feel free to bring your own as well, of course)

Sign up: Space is limited. Sign up here!

(Don’t forget to press “Sign Up Now” after you enter your contact information! You will receive a confirmation email from signupgenius.com denoting that your sign up was successfully submitted.)

Add this event to my calendar: google cal | iCal | webcal

Back to the Event Calendar

Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.