Annual Volunteer Appreciation and Open House Chili Dinner

Tuesday, October 17
5pm – 7pm 

Come chat with UVLT staff and your fellow volunteers: trade tales and swap stories of the adventures that you’ve had over the last year. Enjoy delicious chili made by UVLT staff as their thanks to you.

From trail and campsite maintenance, to event assistance and records research, to easement monitoring, UVLT Volunteers make the work we do possible. You are a valued part of our team and we couldn’t do it without you.

Not a volunteer? Not a problem! Are you interested in the work we do at the land trust? Come on by and learn about how a land trust works and chat with staff. Already a valued member of the UVLT community? Come in and say hi!

Smith Pond Hike on New Trail

Saturday, November 4th
10am – 2pm

Hike Difficulty – Moderate

Meeting Location – Parking Lot off of Route 4a (map)

UVLT has partnered with the volunteer programs at the Tuck School of Business and Hypertherm to help us build a new trail at the Smith Pond Shaker Forest Conservation Area. On November 4th we are hosting a hike to show off all their hard work! Join us at 10am at the Rt 4a parking lot for a moderately strenuous loop hike up to the pond and back down again! You’ll see shaker history, hear about forestry, invasive plants, and chestnut trees, see waterfalls and of course – the pond! We will break at the pond for lunch before making our way back down the hill. Bring sturdy boots, water, and a bag lunch. This hike may include short sections of bushwhacking.