Dry Stone Walling Workshops to Be Held at Trail Conference Headquarters This Spring

Dry Stone Wall Workshop

We’re partnering with The Stone Trust for two workshops to construct a dry stone wall along the front of our new headquarters and promote the art of the craft. (Photo credit: Kevin Simpson)

This spring, the Trail Conference will be offering two freestanding dry stone wall workshops at our headquarters in Mahwah, N.J. The purpose of these workshops is to expose the art and craft of dry stone walling to the larger Trail Conference community and our partners, as well as to construct a dry stone wall along the front of our new HQ at the historic Darlington Schoolhouse.

These two-day workshops will take place at Trail Conference headquarters April 15-17 and May 28-30. The third day of each course is optional to learn about worksite prep and management. All skill levels are invited to participate.

Our dry stone wall workshops are a partnership between the Trail Conference and The Stone Trust from Dummerston, Vt. The Stone Trust advocates for the preservation of existing dry stone walls and promotes using the correct structural standards for the construction and restoration of dry stone walls.

We’ll be updating this blog, as well as our calendar of events and Trail University page, throughout the winter with news on workshop cost, registration details, and more. Stay tuned!

About Trail Walker

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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2 Responses to Dry Stone Walling Workshops to Be Held at Trail Conference Headquarters This Spring

  1. Elissa Bernstein says:

    Is there a mailing list for the dry stone walking workshop that I could put my name on for future registration info?

    • Amber Ray says:

      Hi Elissa,
      Registration for our stone walling workshops will open in the next day or two. We don’t currently have a mailing list set up, but we’ll post updates about the workshops here on our blog, on the calendar and Trail U pages at nynjtc.org, and on our Facebook page: facebook.com/nynjtc. You can subscribe to this blog (enter your email on the right hand rail and hit “subscribe”) so you’ll receive an alert the next time we post an update here. Thanks for your interest!
      — Amber, Trail Conference Communications Manager

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