Roving Trail Maintenance Crew Kicks Off in Minnewaska State Park Preserve

trail clippers at workWe’re getting together and taking our loppers on the road!

Wish you could do a little more for the trails we treasure, but not inclined to do the heavy work of trail building?  Then join the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the West Hudson North Clippers, the region’s new roving maintenance crew. The work will be routine maintenance, only on a grander scale.  A trail is shrouded by overgrowth?  Extra hands are needed to clear storm damage from a trail?  Call in the Clippers!

The crew will meet as needed and will be available to the four parks in our West Hudson region – Black Rock Forest Preserve , Minnewaska State Park Preserve, and Schunemunk and Storm King  State Parks.  You are welcome to join when, where, and how often you like.  No experience is necessary; training will be provided on site.  New volunteers are welcome!

Come out for our inaugural trip, Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.  We’ll meet at the Jenny Lane parking area on Route 44/55, Gardiner, 1.25 miles past the Minnewaska State Park Preserve main entrance.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring gloves, water, and lunch.  Afterwards, join us at  Pasquale’s Pizza in Gardiner, to learn more about the Trail Conference and the Clippers, and of course, for camaraderie and refreshment!

For more information, contact crew leader Sandy Cascio at or 732.500.7583.  You can check out future dates on the Clippers’ crew page .

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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