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Volunteer – Tackle Trails
Green Hills Preserve | Sun, November 11, 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Join staff and fellow volunteers in tackling trails at Natural Lands Green Hills Preserve, a beautiful Berks County green space. We’ll cut vines, remove invasives, and pick-up debris. Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn about habitats and wildlife, while helping care for natural resources and connecting with like-minded people. Put on sturdy boots, and prepare to get dirty working alongside great folks!
Bring a filled water bottle, work gloves, and long-handled lopers.
Green Hills Preserve is a bucolic mixture of gently rolling farm fields, woodlands, and wetlands. A tributary to Allegheny Creek, a state-designated “Cold Water Fishery” stream, bisects the preserve.
The Preserve is situated within the Schuylkill Highlands, a region at the nexus of two landscapes that have been prioritized for protection: the Highlands (as defined by the US Congress) and the Schuylkill River watershed. The area’s importance derives from the need to protect water quality, conserve habitat, and develop recreational opportunities in a region set for considerable growth over the next 20 years.
Located not far from an old stone springhouse—and fed by the cool, clear springs there—stands a towering red maple. This massive specimen has a trunk circumference of 188 inches (about five feet in diameter!) and is about 75 feet tall with a crown spread of 95 feet. In 2014, this giant was added to the official list of Pennsylvania Big Trees.
- Dress for the season and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
- Long pants and long-sleeved shirt, to protect you from poison ivy and brambles.
- Bring work gloves and a filled water bottle.
- Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
Event is free. Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or contact Debbie Beer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-353, 5587, ext. 266.
Events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. In that case, we will make every effort to update our website and contact registrants. Note that we cannot offer refunds of paid registrations or ticket purchases, but rest assured that your donation will help us in our work to save open space, care for nature, and connect people to the outdoors.
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