Registration Now Open for April 15-17 Dry Stone Wall Workshop at Trail Conference Headquarters

Photo simulation of the dry stone wall to be built at Trail Conference Headquarters this spring. (Photo credit: Brian Post)

Photo simulation of the dry stone wall to be built at Trail Conference Headquarters this spring. (Photo credit: Brian Post)

Registration is now open for the first of two freestanding dry stone wall workshop weekends scheduled to take place at Trail Conference Headquarters in Mahwah, N.J, this spring. These workshops, held in partnership with The Stone Trust from Dummerston, Vt., will take place at our new HQ at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse April 15-17 and May 28-30. The third day of each course is optional to learn about worksite prep and management. All skill levels are invited to participate.

The purpose of these workshops is to to construct a dry stone wall along the front of our new HQ at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse and expose the art and craft of dry stone walling to the larger Trail Conference community and our partners. Our thanks goes to Ramapo College of New Jersey, which has donated local fieldstone for the project, and Legacy Stoneworks, Inc. / The Hillburn Granite Company, Inc., which has donated quarried stone for the wall.

Our partner in this project, The Stone Trust, advocates for the preservation of existing dry stone walls and promotes using the correct structural standards for the construction and restoration of dry stone walls. The instruction for this workshop will be led by three of the top Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB) Certified Dry Stone Walling Instructors in North America.

We’ll be updating this blog, as well as our calendar of events and Trail University page, throughout the winter with news on these workshops, registration details for the May courses, and more. Stay tuned… and don’t forget to register for the April courses today!

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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