The Catskill Conservation Corps, a partnership between the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, invites volunteers to learn how to use and maintain a two man cross cut, scheduled for Saturday May 28th at the Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper. The workshop will be led by Martin Dodge. Martin is a veteran member of the NY State Lumberjack Association, and a master pioneer craftsman. The workshop is open to volunteers interested in joining a sawyer crew.
The Trail Conference’s Catskills Trail Crew is establishing a sawyer crew to assist in the removal of large trees from recreational trails, in the wilderness areas. This crew my also be called upon to assist with fallen trees after major wind or storm events.
Volunteers should be sure to wear hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and our trail building activities; pack plenty of water to stay hydrated; bring work gloves; and bring a bag lunch. The public is welcome to join us and you do not need to be a member of the Trail Conference to join the Trail Crew. No experience is necessary, we will provide the tools and the training on site before we get started.