Trail Conference volunteers got quite a workout in 2011, what with a hurricane, tropical storm and an early snowfall creating havoc all around. Within days of each, volunteers were assessing and repairing the damage.
John Mack, trails chair of the West Hudson South region, reports that two chain saw teams in his area cleared 171 trees from trails in Harriman-Bear Mountain and the Tenafly Nature Center in New Jersey in just one month after the October 30 snowstorm. They had cleared 455 trees from July 1 through November 30.
Trails Council Chair Pete Heckler was hiking trails Thanksgiving weekend and afterward had nothing but praise for the crews and maintainers. “Hundreds of people were out enjoying the trails at Harriman,” he said. “That they were able to do so is thanks to the hard work of our volunteers.”
The New Jersey Herald recognized the work of our volunteers. Click here to read their report.