Take Back The Trail: Blue Hole Clean-Up 9/30

peekamoose2-400x300Come help us remove trash at the Catskill’s Blue Hole!


Join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Catskill Conservation Corps and Trail Conference volunteers as we remove trash and restore the beauty of this cherished Catskill destination! Help us say goodbye to summer at the Blue Hole with the last big clean-up effort of the season on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30.

Anyone can participate. No experience is necessary. Bring work gloves, plenty of water and a lunch you can eat on the trails. We provide the trash bags and refreshments.

An additional part of this event with be a Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to actively learn about and demonstrate the 7 Leave No Trace Principles:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Meet us at 9:00 a.m. at 45 Watson Hollow Road, West Shokan, NY. As parking space is limited, we will be meeting at this address and carpooling to the Peekamoose Mountain trailhead.

Please sign-up in advance so that we know how many people are coming and can let you know of any changes of plans.

Take Back the Trail: Blue Hole Clean-up 9/15

Come help us remove trash at Blue Hole!


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Join the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Catskill Conservation Corps and Trail Conference volunteers as we remove trash and restore the beauty of the Catskill’s Blue Hole. Anyone can participate. No experience is necessary. Bring work gloves, plenty of water and a lunch you can eat on the trails. We provide the trash bags and refreshments.

Meet us at 9:00 a.m. at 45 Watson Hollow Road, West Shokan, NY . As parking space is limited, we will be meeting at this address and carpooling to the trailhead.

Please sign-up in advance so that we know how many people are coming and can let you know of any changes of plans.

When
September 15th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
Location
Lester S. David Park
45 Watson Hollow Road
West ShokanNY 12494
United States
Additional worktrip information
Crew/Group  Catskill Conservation Corps
Leader Joshua Howard
For more information, contact… josh@nynjtc.org

August 18 Blue Hole Clean-up: Thank You!

Due to overuse and misuse, Peekamoose Blue Hole in the Catskills was identified by Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics as a 2017 Hot Spot that needs extra care. On Friday, August 18, the Catskill Conservation Corps, along with our friends at the Adirondack Mountain Club, Catskill Center, and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation came together to clean up Peekamoose Blue Hole.

We truly appreciate everyone who came out to help keep the Catskills beautiful. We were 40 volunteers strong and were successful in removing more than 18 bags of trash from the Blue Hole and surrounding area! When we come together with a united effort, we can begin to make a change. This was one of the first steps of many in protecting this cherished Catskill destination.

We hope you’ll join us for our next Blue Hole clean-up on Friday, September 15. Then help us say goodbye to summer at the Blue Hole with the last big clean-up effort of the season on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 30.

We look forward to seeing you again protecting our favorite “forever wild” lands. Thanks so much for all you do for trails!

Peekamoose Blue Hole Clean-Up

Come help us leave no trace at Peekamoose Blue Hole!

Join the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor EthicsNew York State Department of Environmental ConservationAdirondack Mountain Club, and Catskill Conservation Corps volunteers as we remove trash and restore the beauty of Peekamoose Blue Hole.

Catskill Park’s Peekamoose Blue Hole was designated as a 2017 Leave No Trace Hot Spot. Hot Spots are all public lands — city parks, forests, open space land, national parks — across the country that have sustained damage from overuse. The Hot Spot program provides week-long, onsite education and events, engaging locals communities in training, service and outreach.

The scenic and popular Peekamoose Blue Hole has experienced an increase in trash, damage to vegetation and trees, and trail erosion over recent years.
Click here to explore the Leave No Trace Hot Spot: Peekamoose Blue Hole program.

Anyone can participate. No experience is necessary.
Bring work gloves, plenty of water and a lunch you can eat on the trails. We provide the trash bags and refreshments.

Meet us at Friday, August 18 9:00 a.m. at the following address:

45 Watson Hollow Road
West ShokanNY 12494

We will be carpooling to the Peekamoose-Table Trailhead as parking space is limited.

Please sign-up in advance so that we know how many people are coming and can let you know of any changes of plans.