It’s Spring, and Volunteers Are Out with the Trail Conference

At Sterling Forest State Park this past weekend, volunteers did a big spring clean-up at the trailhead parking area for the new Doris Duke Trail. They helped the park by clearing debris from the demolition of old structures to make room for additional parking. Another trail work season with our Palisades Trail Crew will soon be starting up in that area. Watch our Trail Crew Schedule for details.

Meanwhile, across the river in Westchester County, four people from the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) were among those attending a Tread & Drainage trail workshop this past weekend. The workshop was conducted at Teatown Lake Reservation and participants made a real improvement by completing several small check dams to rehabilitate a seriously eroded hillside that was flooding a trail. Deborah, Jeff, Tom and Tim will take their training back to APEC and put it to work on trails at their center. Both Teatown Lake Reservation and Alley Pond Environmental Center are Trail Conference member organizations.

Check our Trail U schedule to see what’s coming up and how you can get involved.

These were just two of the 10 workshops or trail improvement projects we offered last weekend. There will be even more coming up. Check our calendar and get out to give back!

About Trail Walker

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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