Welcome AmeriCorps AFHA Hands On VolunteersHistoriCorps looks forward to working with you to rehabilitate the Old House Recreation Pavilion in the beautiful Monongahela National Forest.

PROJECT PARTNER: Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest is one of the most ecologically diverse forests in the United States. In the early 1900's, following massive deforestation and industrialization in the eastern US, the Weeks Act was passed to allow the federal government to purchase land for watershed protection and natural resource management. On April 28, 1920, the Monongahela National Forest was created. Today, the forest contains more than 919,000 acres in West Virginia's highlands.

On the eastern edge of the forest lies the bucolic Old House Recreation Pavilion, a popular stop for forest visitors and travelers. HistoriCorps and AFHA Hands On volunteers will work together to re-roof the pavilion's historic roof.

WHO:  This project will be completed by AmeriCorps Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Hands On Volunteers. Learn more here.

WHAT:  In order to rehabilitate the pavilion's roof, AmeriCorps volunteers will:

  • Remove existing roofing and decking
  • Replace roof using cedar shakes
  • Repair the pavilion's roof

WHERE:  The pavilion is located about five miles east of Bartow, WV (map)

If you have any further questions, please contact Liz Rice, Volunteer Manager, at lrice@historicorps.org or at 720-287-0100 ext. 231.

  • Session 1
    June 11, 2017 - June 16, 2017
  • Session 2
    June 18, 2017 - June 23, 2017