Building Nature Trails at Roberts Chapel Conservation Area


Tar River Land Conservancy

What You'll Do:

Ever wondered how nature trails are created? Here’s your chance to help build trails on a nature preserve owned by Tar River Land Conservancy. All volunteers are welcomed. We provide the tools, training, and supervision. Sign up for one or more work days during March 2021.

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Volunteers will work in teams to help build new hiking trails at Roberts Chapel Conservation Area, a 55-acre nature preserve owned by Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) near the towns of Butner and Stem in southern Granville County. The new trail network will lead visitors through a beautiful mature forest, past rocky outcroppings, and across several streams.

Each volunteer day will be led by a TRLC staff member or experienced trail-building volunteer. Trails will be constructed using hand-tools including loppers, hand saws, rakes, and shovels. Volunteers may assist in the construction of wooden footbridges and benches along the trail. Tools and safety equipment will be provided by TRLC. No previous experience needed. New volunteers will be paired with experienced volunteers who will provide training and support.

Our goals are to finish 1½ miles of trails and open the nature preserve to the public in June 2021. Please donate a few hours to help us reach our goal. Once this nature preserve is opened to the public, visitors will have access to the trails year-round during daylight hours. Volunteers can look forward to returning to this property to enjoy the trails for years to come!

Impact Statement:

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792 Roberts Chapel Rd, Stem, NC 27581, USA

792 Roberts Chapel Rd, Stem, NC 27581, USA

792 Roberts Chapel Rd, Stem, NC 27581, USA


Rain Plan:

Please check more available dates on Activate Good throughout March!

Parking Info:

Park in the gravel parking area found at the event location. Overflow parking is available on the grassy shoulder on Roberts Chapel Rd. GPS location of this volunteer opportunity is 36.197675, -78.767393.
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