Lime Hollow Nature Center
Lime Hollow Visitor Center at Night

Volunteers at Lime Hollow

Got time on your hands? A big heart? A love of fresh air, the outdoors, and working with others toward a great goal? Become a volunteer at Lime Hollow. We can always use volunteers for:

  • Visitor Center docents and cashiers
  • special events
  • trail and facility maintenance
  • publicity
  • administrative help
  • assigned committees
  • Board of Directors (inquire about current openings)

To become a volunteer, please complete the form below and we'll contact you shortly!
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Trail Work Days

Trail Work Days

Volunteer labor is the driving force behind Lime Hollow's continued success.

Many of the trails, trail structures, and art exhibits were built and installed entirely with volunteer labor.

  • In 2006, Eagle Scout Evan Henkel constructed a trailside kiosk at our new Visitor Center.
  • In 2007, Eagle Scout Ryan Sullivan and 40 volunteers from the Boy Scouts and the Cortland Rotary Club opened a .3 mile stretch of Cortland County's Linear Park, finally linking the 2.7 mile stretch from Lime Hollow to the Lamont Circle housing complex.
  • In 2007, Eagle Scouts also constructed our new Access for All Trail, which included two bridges and an observation platform on our Beaver Tail Trail.
  • In 2008, the Dryden Rotary Club built a 20’ x 20’ wetland viewing platform overlooking Gracie Pond that is wheelchair accessible.
  • In 2008, our volunteer Trail Sentinels took the lead in planning, coordinating, and constructing our newest trail system, dedicated in June 2009.

Lime Hollow has an excellent track record of leveraging volunteer labor and programs such as Cortland’s Experience Works, AmeriCorps, Cortland and Tompkins County Youth Works programs, high school students, OCM BOCES New Visions Environmental Science students, and SUNY Cortland interns and students. This composite group of volunteers provides most of the labor that helps install benches, level trail surfaces, build and emplace interpretive kiosks, brush the trails, paint our many buildings, replace mileage markers, and help repair our walkways and bridges.