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Opening of Doris Duke Trail Celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting Hike

Text and photos by Andrea Minoff The weather couldn’t have been better as a large group of enthusiastic hikers, ranging in age from the single digits to 70s-plus, and several canine companions gathered last Sunday, Sept. 20, to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Doris Duke Loop the First of Many New Trails Making Sterling Forest More Accessible

By Sona Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator The four-mile Doris Duke Trail Loop at Sterling Forest State Park in Orange County, N.Y., is open! It is the first of many new trails and improvements planned for Sterling Forest, which intends … Continue reading

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From Sterling Forest to the SRT, the 2015 Conservation Corps Crews Are Improving Trails

Members of the Trail Conference’s 2015 Conservation Corps trail crews began training in May and are hard at work building and improving trails throughout the region all summer long. Here’s what they’re up to and where you can find—and join!—them … Continue reading

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Looking for the Best (Free!) Full-Body Exercise? Try the Trail-Building Workout

By Tina McGill, AmeriCorps member of the Palisades Trail Crew, and Soňa Mason, West Hudson Program Coordinator The Trail Conference is proud to present its very own GREEN GYM! Tired of smelly, expensive indoor venues and boring workouts? Visit our spacious … Continue reading

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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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Trail volunteers learn to ‘armor’ a stream crossing

By Jed Mason, AmeriCorps Member of the Palisades Trail Crew “Why would you armor a stream crossing?” Great question: What exactly is armoring, and why do it? On July 25, the first Trail-U workshop offered by the Palisades Crew this season focused … Continue reading

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Ramapo Student Rounds Out His Studies with a Trail Internship

by Charlotte Rutherford, AmeriCorps member of the Palisades Trail Crew Jon Hoekstra (left), a recent graduate of Ramapo College majoring in Environmental Studies and a resident of Hawthorne, NJ, has amassed more than 30 hours of volunteer service since May, building … Continue reading

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Wow! 800 Feet of New Trail at Sterling Forest and We’re Just Getting Started

by Charlotte Rutherford, AmeriCorps member of our Palisades Trail Crew Memorial Day  kicked off the start of summer, and we’re heating up on the Doris Duke side-hilling project! A big hearty thank-you to our awesome volunteers who helped us complete around … Continue reading

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