Volunteer

Be a Force of Nature

Be a force of nature – help the Land Trust monitor and maintain our properties!

Upcoming volunteer opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page or on our events calendar. Contact Rosie Spaulding at 256-534-5263 or rosie@landtrustnal.org to be added to our volunteer email list and receive notifications of new volunteer events/needs.

 

Ways to Help

  • Join our Trail Care Crew! Join our team of volunteers who help build trails, clear deadfall, and reroute for safety under the direction of our Land Stewards. We host scheduled work days on Land Trust properties at least one a month. No experience is required. The recommended age for trail care volunteers is 15 or older.* To volunteer, please sign up so we know how many to prepare for. We provide the tools and directions. We do recommend bug spray, sunscreen, and water. Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes (and work gloves if you have some – otherwise we can provide those too). Check out our calendar of events for upcoming volunteer opportunities and sign up to lend a hand.
  • Be a Trail Care Partner! Trail Care Partners are volunteers who adopt a trail on a Land Trust Preserve. Our community partners consist of individuals, companies, Scout troops, homeowner associations and others dedicated to ensuring our trails are ready for use. At time of enrollment, the Land Trust will work with you to select a trail, trailhead, or both. We ask our Trail Care Partners to monitor their designated area at least quarterly (especially after weather or wind events) and conduct light maintenance as needed. Become a partner today! Contact Rosie Spaulding at 256-534-5263 or rosie@landtrustnal.org for more information.
  • Be a citizen scientist! Use iNaturalist – a citizen scientist app – to identify and document flora and fauna as you observe it in nature. The app requires no plant or animal identification knowledge and works with any smart phone. By documenting what you find along your hike, you can help us inventory the incredibly varied species residing on our properties. Learn more about iNaturalist.
  • Pick up trash as you hike. Carry out what you carry in and bring along a garbage bag and plastic gloves. You can help keep the trails clean by picking up trash.
  • Report trail care problems. If you see a problem on the trails? Let us know so we can improve trail conditions! Submit your report here.
  • Donate trail care supplies. All this trail work takes lots of tools and supplies and tools often have to be replaced or repaired. Take a look at our current trail care wishlist to see if there’s something you can provide. 
  • Give a recurring or one-time gift designated for land stewardship to boost ongoing maintenance and care of our preserved properties.

*Younger volunteers are permitted with an accompanying adult and depending on the particular project. Please let us know if you’d like to volunteer under the age of 15. 

 

2019 Trail Care Partners

Monte Sano Nature Preserve:
Mcleod Masters (Northeast Huntsville Civic Association)
SAIC
Tidwell Family
Dynetics
Greg Foster/Anne Lautzenheiser

Blevins Gap Nature Preserve:
Rick Rodriguez Cargyle Family

Green Mountain Nature Preserve:
Phill Gibson

Harvest Square:
Scout Troop 8

Rainbow Mountain Nature Preserve:
Northrop Grumman
Madison Rotary Club

Wade Mountain Nature Preserve:
Matthew Hillis
HAMR (Huntsville Area Mountainbiker Riders)

Cove Creek (open only to local residents)
Cove Creek Rangers

Matthews Nature Preserve (not open to the public)
Scout Troop 236

 

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