Volunteers

Be thankful for volunteers giving time, energy, muscle and care for the earth.  They help manage our lands at group workdays throughout the year. And the frosty mornings of November are no exception!

There are some new Forest Society volunteers out in the woods this fall.

The recipient of the Forest Society’s 2016 Trish Churchill Volunteer of the Year award is no newcomer to conservation or land stewardship.  Ben Haubrich first became familiar with the Forest Society in the early 1970s when, fresh out of college, he became the manager of Monadnock State Park.  At

After a recent timber harvest at Weeks Woods in Gilford, volunteers and staff teamed-up to build two new hiking trail bridges and to seed-down portions of skid trails with rye grass seed as part of putting the timber sale to bed and improving the hiking trail network.  The hiking trails had been

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:00am
KingstonRockingham County, New Hampshire

Volunteers are needed to help replace the old, rotting bog bridging in Kingston. You can lend a hand moving, leveling, setting, and replacing lumber for Cedar Swamp Pond's pedestrian access. No experience necessary. Bring lunch and water, wear closed-toe shoes or boots and long pants. Tools, gloves, and snack provided. 

Please RSVP to attend by contacting Jenn at jseredejko@forestsociety.org. Directions and important details released upon RSVP.

The Jolly Rovers Trail Crew is as hardcore as the name suggests.  This all-volunteer group from New York’s Hudson Valley recently spent 10 days working on a project halfway up the slopes of Mount Monadnock, on the heavily traveled White Cross Trail.  They built a rock staircase, 32 steps long, ou

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:00am
LempsterSullivan County, New Hampshire

Join us at Ashuelot River Headwaters Forest in Lempster for everyone's favorite outdoor task- trail work! Volunteers are needed to help install a water bar and fix other drainage structures along this trail. After fixing up the route, volunteers have the option to hike to the top of Silver Mountain for great views. 

Bring a lunch and water. Tools will be provided.

Questions or RSVP: jseredejko@forestsociety.org

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 9:00am

Volunteer while enjoying a great view atop Morse Preserve in Alton overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. We need volunteers to help clear young woody plants from the summit area. If we are lucky there may even be fruiting blueberries!

RSVP to Jenn at jseredejko@forestsociety.org

Friday, July 15, 2016 (All day)
JaffreyJaffrey Township, Cheshire County

Join us for the 11th annual Monadnock Trails Week!  Volunteers are needed to help refurbish hiking trails on New Hampshire's most hiked mountain, Mount Monadnock.  Projects will include bog bridging, stone staircases, cleaning and/or construction of new waterbars, clearing a nature trail, and more.  No experience is necessary, but you should be willing to get dirty!  Each day runs from 9am-3pm; volunteers can join for just one day, or as many as you like.