Mashable Volunteers Give a Lift to Taconics Crew

By Jordan Foxler, AmeriCorps member of the Taconics Crew

A lively bunch of volunteers from Mashable joined our crew recently. They made the special journey up from the City as part of their one day off from office duties to volunteer.

Their presence was welcome help in ‘paving’ the Mountain laurel section of the connector trail we are working on to better link the Canopus Lake beach at Fahnestock State Park with the nearby Appalachian Trail. Another bucket brigade was called for.

The group made short work of the task at hand, and by lunch we had completed 4 inches of fill along a 60-foot length of trail. These tech-savvy volunteers were quick to grab mobile devices and update news of their day, snap chatting and taking photos; no leaving their followers in the lurch as they spent time in the country.

I hope they enjoyed their day as much as we enjoyed having them.

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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