We need YOUR help on the mountain!
Camp out or come for a day. Join other volunteers as we work to maintain the globally rare grassy and shrub balds found on Grassy Ridge, one of the most beautiful and ecologically significant sites in the Roan Highlands. We’ll cut invasive blackberries and other shrubs using weed whackers and brush cutters. Enjoy great company, great food and great job satisfaction! Our annual Grassy Ridge Mow-Off is more than just a work day — it’s an incredible way to experience in the Highlands of Roan and to share cherished moments with friends.
Backpackers and day trippers are both welcome. The hike is about 2.5 miles one way, the camping is gorgeous, and we have a job suited to almost everyone. There are several different ways to help: cutting or raking blackberries, camp organization and cooking, taking photographs, and more.
Grassy Ridge Mow-Off Schedule:
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Campers arrive, set up your tent and return to the work site.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Day hikers arrive. Sign in/Orientation
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Work time! (lunch break at 1 pm)
Saturday 4:00 p.m. – bedtime. Clean up and store equipment. Fun, Fellowship and Food time for campers!
Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A short work day and pack out. *Everyone should be prepared to pack out group trash.
Please contact Marquette Crockett, Roan Stewardship Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the work day or specific volunteer duties.