Trail Building at Horseshoe Road

LOCATION

Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve, Granville County

MEETING ADDRESS

3018 Horseshoe Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522

GPS:  36.086117, -78.625194

UPCOMING DATES

Wednesdays

September 29; October 6, 13, and 27

Saturday

October 16

TIMES

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Help create a new hiking trail destination in southern Granville County! Now, more than ever, we need places close to home for kids and adults to walk in the woods, breathe fresh air, and appreciate the beauty and sounds of nature! Volunteers will work in teams to help build new hiking trails at the Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve, a 158-acre property owned by Tar River Land Conservancy (TRLC) near Creedmoor. The new trail that you will help build will lead visitors through pine and hardwood forest, across several streams, and past beautiful wetlands frequented by wildlife. All volunteers are welcomed. We provide the tools, training, and supervision. Sign up for one or more work days. 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 2 miles of trails and open the Horseshoe Road Nature Preserve to the public in June 2022. 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!

HOW TO REGISTER

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Tar River Land Conservancy at 919-496-5902 or volunteer@tarriver.org. All volunteers are asked to complete and return a Volunteer Application.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please contact Amy at volunteer@tarriver.org if you would like to organize a service event for your business team, faith-based group, school club, or Scout troop. We will be glad to design a service event to fit your group’s needs. Thank you!