Free Introduction to Trail Maintenance Workshop! | Saturday, November 14th 10 to 2

On Saturday, November 14, 2015 join the Catskill Conservation Corps and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference on trails

The Forest as Classroom
The Forest as Classroom

around Livingston Manor as they teach you about the basics of trail maintenance in the Catskills.  You’ll learn what goes into keeping the hundreds of miles of Catskills trails open and discover how you can get involved in being a steward of the Catskills.

At this free workshop on the trail from 10am to 2pm, our instructor and Trail Conference Trails Chair, Will Soter, will be teaching attendees the basics of trail safety, what tools are needed for the job, and you’ll be hiking the trail learning how maintainers clear back brush and weeds and remove fallen trees from the trail.

Through the field work, participants will learn about the assessment of trail conditions, clearing, trail marking, proper use of tools and how to report any trail problems they may come across on their segment of trail.

Be prepared to spend the day on the trail as part of the field training. Make sure to wear your hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and trail work; bring a bag lunch; pack plenty of water and snacks; and bring work gloves.

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.  Please register using the form on the Trail Conference Website so we have an accurate count for the course.

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