The Trail Conference Conservation Corps trains, enables, and empowers future conservation leaders by teaching sustainable trail building and stewardship techniques. Our Corps members engage and teach community volunteers on the responsible use and care of open space and address the needs of land managers.
This season, 19 AmeriCorps members are leading five crews throughout the region. Everyone with an interest in trail building and stewardship is welcome to join these crews for a few hours or a full day—our Corps members will teach you everything you need to know about their projects. They’re in the field Thursdays through Mondays through early fall; visit bit.ly/tc-tco for details.
Here’s a look at what they’re working on this season.
Megalithic: The Megalithic Trail Crew is serving on a major relocation and restoration effort on the Bear Mountain section of the Appalachian Trail known as the Upper East Face. Learn more about the Megalithic Crew.
Invasive Strike Force: The Invasive Strike Force serves throughout the New York and New Jersey area, mapping and eradicating invasive species. Learn more about the Invasives Strike Force seasonal crew.
Palisades: The Palisades Crew serves in Sterling Forest, building and rehabilitating trails, to meet sustainable trail standards. This season, the crew is focusing on constructing the Redback/Eagle multi-use trail loop. Learn more about the Palisades Crew.
Taconic: The Taconic Crew serves in the Fahnestock, Hudson Highlands State Park, and Breakneck Ridge areas, in order to restore existing trails to meet sustainable trail standards. This season, the crew is focusing on Undercliff and Wilkinson trails. Learn more about the Taconic Crew.
Highlands: The Highlands Crew serves on the Highlands Trail in New Jersey assessing and addressing sustainability issues along the 100 mile stretch of trail. Learn more about the Highlands Crew.