Tag Archives: Community Service

Trail Blazing at Mills-Norrie State Park Continues this Spring

By Georgette Weir, Volunteer Trail Supervisor Volunteers from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference have been out reblazing trails at Mills-Norrie State Park in a project that began this past winter and, as of mid-March, was expected to be completed … Continue reading

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Advocacy, Lobbying, and a Call to Action in New Jersey

By Adam Page Taylor, Trail Conference Volunteer On Jan. 11, my volunteer work for the Trail Conference led me to Trenton. The flags atop the State House snapped briskly as I walked up to the building’s front entrance. Members of … Continue reading

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Improving the Long Swamp Trail, One Hike at a Time

Eagle Scout could earn another prestigious Hornaday Conservation Award for his efforts combating invasive species in Sterling Forest By Zachary Kunow, Trail Conference volunteer I am a 16-year-old Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 21 of Suffern, N.Y., and have … Continue reading

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Community Works Together to Aid in Darlington’s Conservation Project

This past Saturday, 25 volunteers joined Trail Conference staff members to spend a day of service at the Darlington Schoolhouse.  This event marked the first step in building a free-standing, dry stone wall that will demarcate the perimeter of the … Continue reading

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Campaign in Motion: Darlington Schoolhouse-Bolger Challenge Progress Report

We are making great progress and want to thank everyone who is helping us raise the funds to restore the Darlington Schoolhouse as a conservation training center and new home for our 92-year-old organization. So far we have raised $699,256 … Continue reading

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The Need for a Conservation Training and Visitors Center

If you have ever stopped by our Trail Conference office in Mahwah, NJ, (the former Ford Union Hall) you know what a busy place it is. On any given weekday, and some weekends, the office is bustling with staff, volunteers, … Continue reading

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Bolger Foundation Challenges Trail Conference to Complete Funding to Restore Historic Schoolhouse

The Trail Conference welcomes a challenge from The Bolger Foundation to raise an additional $1 million by Nov. 1, 2013, to complete the restoration and expansion of the Darlington Schoolhouse.  When the Trail Conference meets this challenge, the Bolger Foundation … Continue reading

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