The Trail Conference and the Catskill Conservation Corps will be hosting this workshop that is open to the public and will provide information on Catskill Park Lean-tos, the Trail Conference’s volunteer maintenance effort of those lean-tos and the work that the Trail Conference is doing in the Catskill Mountains. The workshop will take place at Elm Ridge Lean-to near Windham.
This workshop will cover the skills necessary to maintain a shelter (lean-to) so that it is ready for use by campers and is harmonious to its surroundings. Students will learn how to do an assessment of the overall shelter condition, cleaning and clearing the area, the proper use of tools and how to report the shelters condition. The entire workshop will be held at the Elm Ridge Lean-to for some hands-on experience.
No previous experience is necessary and beginners are welcome. The workshop is free to attend and open to the public, however you must register.
All participants should wear sturdy hiking boots, snacks and plenty of water for the hike.Refreshments and snacks will be provided in the morning. You should bring your own bag lunch to eat while at the lean-to.
For more information and to register please visit http://nynjtc.org/workshop/trail-u-1009-intro-shelterleanto-maintenance