Volunteer

Share your time and talent.

Much of the work of Wildlands Conservancy is done by the hands of volunteers – streamside, trailside or inside – the opportunities for individuals with time and talent to share are numerous.

We are grateful for all with an interest in volunteering. See below for ways to get involved!

 

Ongoing Opportunities:

Bike & Boat Adventures - River Safety Volunteer

Under the direction of the Bike and Boat Coordinator, the Bike & Boat Adventures River Safety Guide assists with the Bike and Boat program by providing safety guidance, education and logistical support on trips.

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Pool Wildlife Sanctuary Maintenance Volunteer

Wildlands Conservancy is currently seeking Maintenance Volunteers for our Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Emmaus, PA. The Sanctuary includes 77 acres of woodlands and open space, plus several buildings. The main office of Wildlands Conservancy is located in a roughly 200 year-old farmhouse on the Sanctuary, as is a much newer education center, a 200 year-old barn, and several smaller buildings and structures. We are seeking skilled, experienced volunteers to help us with small-to-medium sized repairs and maintenance activities. The ability to complete very basic power tool and farm equipment maintenance would be helpful. The total weekly/monthly hours volunteered are optional, but commitment to a regular schedule is requested.

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Chestnut Orchard Maintenance Volunteers

The American Chestnut tree once played a major role in the ecosystem of our native forests. Unfortunately, this species was wiped out by the chestnut blight, which was first introduced to North America in 1904. In partnership with the American Chestnut Tree Foundation and Penn State, Wildlands Conservancy planted 400 seedlings of a hybrid species of chestnuts in Lehigh County’s Trexler Nature Preserve in 2012. The goal of this project is to help restore the chestnut tree by introducing the genetics responsible for blight resistance found in the Chinese Chestnut into the American Chestnut, while preserving the genetic heritage of the American species. The orchard has been expanded and now boasts nearly 900 young trees. The success of this project is dependent upon volunteer help to keep tree tubes clear of weeds, replace stakes that have fallen down, measure growth and make notes about observations.

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Upcoming Volunteer Days

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Maple Tract Preserve Enhancements September 9, 2017

Join us Saturday Sept 9th from 9 am- 4 pm in the Pocono Plateau at our 600+ acre Maple Tract Preserve. Sharing your time to make improvements will directly enhance the accessibility of this rugged outdoor space. Be prepared for work that is both physically demanding and highly rewarding!

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Questions about Volunteering?

Contact Heather Pritchard, Development Associate
610.965.4397 X112
hpritchard@wildlandspa.org