Trail Building at Picture Branch Nature Preserve


200 Richmond Run, Stem, NC 27581

GPS coordinates: 36.184101, -78.739875


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Wednesday, May 3, 2023


8:45 AM to 12:00 PM (noon)


Help TRLC build and open 2.5 miles of new hiking trails at the Picture Branch Nature Preserve. The trail will wind through pine and oak forest, past ponds and a 19th century family cemetery, and along scenic Picture Branch. All individuals are invited to help. No previous experience needed. 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 volunteer. Trails will be constructed using hand-tools including loppers, hand saws, rakes, and shovels. Volunteers may help construct wooden footbridges and benches and install signs along the trail. Tools and safety equipment will be provided by TRLC. New volunteers will be paired with experienced volunteers who will provide training and support. Once the Picture Branch 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 nature preserve to enjoy the trails for years to come!


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


Please contact Crystal Pegram at 919-496-5902 or if you would like to organize a service event for your business team, faith-based group, alumni club, school club, or Scout troop. We will be glad to design a service event to fit your group’s needs. Thank you!