In the last ten years, over 60,000 schoolchildren and visitors have participated in the educational programs offered at the Preserve through various field trips. An additional 50,000+ visitors have also experienced the trails, public programs, and events provided by this community resource. It is because of our members that we are able to remain open. No direct municipal, county, state, or federal operational funds are received to support the programs offered at the Preserve, or to protect the watershed.
Please consider pledging your love of nature by becoming a member or renewing your membership.
Interested in serving on the board? Submit the form above or call 717-642-5840 for information.
Volunteer – Join a Committee
Strawberry Hill has a number of committees to make decisions and help deliver our activities.
While some committees may last for years, others will only exist for a matter of weeks or months,
depending on the requirements of the task/program.
We value the opinions of our members – help guide the future of the Preserve!
(click here for a detailed committee list)
Special Events Committee
this committee will work closely with SH staff planning, organizing, and promoting special events and activities. Special Events include but are not limited to annual fundraisers, Twisted Turkey Trail Run, South Mountain Promotions, Annual Members’ Meeting, and Maple Sugaring Festival.
is responsible for ongoing public communications/public relations including updating the website, updating/manning tables at various expos, contributing to the member newsletter, acting as nature center hosts, and writing articles.
Education and Programs Committee
is responsible for providing input to new educational programs, reviewing ongoing educational programs and providing input when necessary. In addition the committee helps to recruit and train part-time instructors.
Resource Development/Facilities Committee
is responsible overseeing management and stewardship of the Preserve’s natural resources; to include invasive control, water testing and management, riparian buffer management, and woodland management. The committee provides counsel on the maintenance of the campus, and for long range planning involving building and grounds.
is responsible for recruitment and retention activities to increase and maintain membership. This committee also helps coordinate volunteers for programs and special events, retain volunteer records, and establishing/maintaining a volunteer appreciation program.
Fund Development Committee
is responsible for long-term fund development and management recommendations.