Volunteering

WHPA is a 100% volunteer organization. We need your help!
We are looking for volunteers to help us with the following ongoing projects and programs:

  • Trail maintenance
  • Trail adoption (Trail Steward)
  • Invasive-plant-eradication workdays
  • Fundraising
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Leading or co-leading hikes
  • Photography
  • Education programming
  • ...and more!
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    Click here to learn more about our current ongoing projects.

    If you are interested in getting involved at any level, please click here to download our Volunteer Information and Application Form so we can mesh your skills with our needs.  Or contact us at [email protected].

    Some of WHPA’s dedicated and skilled trail workers

    Some of WHPA’s dedicated and skilled trail workers

    In Memory - Ray Hitchcock

    Tribute to Ray Hitchcock,
    dedicated Pinnacle volunteer.
    Read tribute here.

    Ray Hitchcock, out on the trails in his Tracker wheelchair.

    2019 Volunteers of the Year!

    2019 Volunteers of the Year, Wendy Wallas, Libby Mills, and Rosalyn Shaoul

    2019 Volunteers of the Year, Wendy Wallas, Libby Mills, and Rosalyn Shaoul

    At the Pinnacle Association’s Annual Meeting on April 28, 2019, three dynamic, dedicated women were presented with the Volunteer(s) of the Year Award for their collaborative efforts in chronicling the growth of the Pinnacle lands.

    Libby Mills, a former, and now again, Pinnacle Association trustee, and Rosalyn Shaoul, enthusiastic Pinnacle trails hiker, supporter, and recently elected trustee, have together created a written history of WHPA. Their project began as an oral history as they recorded the recollections of individuals involved over the Pinnacle’s 27- year history. These recollections form the base of their written history, which evolved through many edits as they interviewed others and explored documents and land records. Then Wendy Wallas, long time supporter and Pinnacle land lover, joined the effort with her video camera, and expanded the project by filming interviews of some of the Association’s founders, as well as of others who have been instrumental in growing the successful land conservation organization it is today.

    The long lasting gifts realized as this project developed were not only the wonderful complexities of the jigsaw puzzle-like history of land acquisition, but also a profound appreciation of the collective effort of the many people involved, and a renewed sense of the importance of capturing that history. That history, “The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association’s Story: How Did They Acquire All That Land?” continues to be a work in process, and upon completion, will be available for all to enjoy!

     

    Volunteers are the backbone of WHPA. We invite you to make your Pinnacle experience more complete by offering your expertise as a walk leader, trails worker, other volunteer, or program participant and photographer. We are always looking for feedback on our programs and trails. We welcome your input and participation.