Get Involved

Get Involved with the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation

Nature Centers

Churchville Nature Center

As an educational non-profit, the Churchville Nature Center relies heavily on the support of passionate individuals who volunteer their time and energy to help keep the grounds beautiful, facilities clean and programming top quality. Opportunities for volunteering include visitor aides, event aides, grounds cred, gardeners, summer camp counselors, butterfly house docents, service projects, animal care attendants, and group/corporate volunteering. 

Peace Valley Nature Center

Peace Valley Nature Center is a facility of Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation. The nature center was established in May 1975. The Friends of Peace Valley Nature Center, a 501c3, was incorporated in 1978 to provide support through supplementing staffing, funding and programming. Opportunities to get involved include memberships, volunteering, and donations

Silver Lake Nature Center

The Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center thrives because of the community support. There are many ways you can help us grow and give children of all ages fun and educational experiences. Remember your youth and your hours spent outdoors. Help us provide this generation with similar experiences! Opportunities to get involved include sponsoring a summer camper, adopting an animal, volunteering, purchasing a membership, and business sponsorships.

Community Organizations

Bucks County Dragon Boat Association

The Bucks County Dragon Boat Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to promote the sport of Dragon Boating in Bucks County and the surrounding areas. Every September, the BCDBA holds a Dragon Boat Festival in Core Creek Park with the overarching goal of "paddling out hunger" in the region. This event has enabled Bucks County Dragon Boat Association to donate over $210,000 worth of food to those in need in our community.

EPAC (Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance of Climbers)

The Eastern Pennsylvanian Alliance of Climbers (EPAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to stewardship and advocacy work at climbing sites  throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. Locally, EPAC is heavily involved at the High Rocks Vista area, which overlaps Tohickon Valley Park and Ralph Stover State Park, by maintaining trails, removing graffiti and working with land managers on infrastructure improvements. While EPAC's passion is rooted in climbing, they welcome anyone who enjoys this outdoor space to join them in making it a better experience for everyone.