Hot Spot

Dolly Sods Wilderness Hot Spot Events

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at the Dolly Sods Wilderness Hot Spot September 29, 2022 through October 3, 2022 collaborating with partners on a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events.


Opportunities to Get Involved:

Saturday, October 1:  Stop by the Leave No Trace booth near the Family Activity Area from noon to 6 p.m. during ArtOber FEST 2022 at Timberline Resort in Canaan Valley. Meet Subaru/Leave No Trace Team Members and USFS staff to learn how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly and for fun, family-friendly educational activities.

Sunday, October 2: Give back to the Sods by volunteering to clean up campsites and pack out trash along several trails on the western side of the Wilderness. Must be able to hike several miles on uneven terrain. Sign up by emailing Brooke Andrew at [email protected] or by stopping by the Leave No Trace table at ArtOber FEST. Volunteers must dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Meet at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center at 10 a.m. We will return to the Visitor Center by 4 p.m.


COVID-19 Updates: All participants are asked to follow CDC guidelines and state and local requirements regarding Covid precautions. More information at WV Covid-19 Response

Photo credit: USDA Forest Service

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