Trail U Chainsaw Course Adds 19 Volunteers to Our Ranks

A donation of new gear by Stihl outfitted students for the class.

A donation of new helmets and chaps by Stihl helped outfit students for the class.
A grant from the Dodge Foundation provided additional support.

We  thank Jack Shuart, Peter Jensen, the Dodge Foundation, Stihl Northeast, the NJ School of Conservation and our course participants for such a great weekend.  Jack and Peter were able to certify 19 new sawyers at the NJ School of Conservation in Sandyston, NJ during the Chainsaw course offered January 26 & 27.

The facilities provided by NJ SOC were comfortable, the safety equipment provided by Stihl kept us injury free, and the Dodge Foundation provided the Trail Conference with a grant that made it all possible.  There were ample trees to cut thanks to Sandy and the students braced sub-freezing temperatures all weekend long without complaint.  We could not have asked for better students or more knowledgeable and dedicated teachers.

And thank-you, Bill Phillips, for this review on Facebook: “Possibly the best training class I’ve ever taken. The cutting technique demos were excellent.”

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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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