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Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Popadak, Palisades Trail Crew

By Charlotte Rutherfurd and Tina McGill, AmeriCorps members of the Palisades Trail Crew Mark Popadak of Union, NJ, has amassed over 439 hours of volunteer service since May of this year. On an average day, he’s working alongside his brother … Continue reading

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Getting to Know a Dragon on Bear Mountain

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Crew The Komodo Dragon joins us every weekend on Bear Mountain. He’s aptly been given this nickname because of the tenacious manner in which he goes about his work. Daniel Yu … Continue reading

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Marist College Volunteers and the Taconic Crew: Improving the Wilkinson Trail

By Jordan Foxler, AmeriCorps member of the Taconic Crew The weekend is over, I know, and it’s only a Tuesday. But it’s never too early to start thinking about planning your Saturday and Sunday. If you’re heading out on the … Continue reading

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Bear Mountain: More Than a Trail; a Gathering Place

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Crew Every section of the Appalachian Trail is unique. The approximately 2,180-mile trail extends from Georgia’s Springer Mountain to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. It brings its determined hikers across rolling hills, meadows … Continue reading

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From Wheelchair to Trail Builder

Trail work helps this AmeriCorps member rebuild herself after she is hit by a car. By Charlotte Rutherfurd, AmeriCorps member of the Palisades Trail Crew Two years ago, I couldn’t hike. Actually, I couldn’t even walk. I was hit by … Continue reading

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Bear Mountain Trail Crew Shares Its Love for Working Hard in the Woods

by Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member on the Bear Mountain Trails Project The summer of 2014 has been engaging. My fellow trail crew mates and leaders on Bear Mountain all seem to agree that while we love to work hard in … Continue reading

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Canycom Battles and Heavy Downpours!

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Trail Crew The trail surfacing material has arrived at Bear Mountain!!!  This may seem an unusual thing to be excited about, but the Bear Mountain Trail Crew is excited about progress. … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps, Reporting from the Taconic Region

Greetings from the Taconic Volunteer Trail Crew! I am very excited to be writing the first blog entry for our crew!  This is the first year that we have been given the privilege to work on the trails in the … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps, Reporting from Bear Mountain

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Trail Crew Wednesday, June 11, 2014: Hey party people! I’m reporting to you from the office (booo hissss!) about some of the work we’ve been doing out on the trail at … Continue reading

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