Escarpment Trail Winter Damage Trail Sweep 05/11 9am-3pm

We will be clearing possible winter storm damage on the Escarpment trail between Scutt Rd Trailhead and Northpoint. We will be returning to Scutt Rd Trailhead Via Rock Shelter Trail. The plan may be altered depending on the amount of work and the time available.  Loppers and hand saws will be provided but volunteers are welcome to bring their own hand tools appropriate for the task.  Appropriate closed-toed shoes and long pants required.

Total Expected Distance covered 7.25 Miles.

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Meet At: Scutt Road Trailhead, 42.200662, -74.058473

Take Back the Trail: Blue Hole Clean-up Event Postponed

Come help us remove trash at Blue Hole!


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Join the NYS DEC the Catskill Conservation Corps, Morgan Duke Conservation Society, and Trail Conference 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.

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When: Event Postponed  9:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
Location

Meet at Olive Town Pool ( Parking space is limited at the Blue Hole, we will be meeting and carpooling to the trailhead.)

Lester S. David Park
45 Watson Hollow Road
West ShokanNY 12494
41.968215, -74.278315

Indian Head Loop Winter Damage Trail Sweep Sweep 05/13 9am-3pm

We will be clearing possible winter storm damage. Leaving from Prediger Road Trailhead and completing the Indian Head Loop. The plan may be altered depending on the amount of work and the time available. Loppers and hand saws will be provided but volunteers are welcome to bring their own hand tools appropriate for the task.  Appropriate closed-toed shoes and long pants required.

Total Expected Distance covered 6.5 Miles.

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Meet at:  Prediger Road Trailhead, 42.134022, -74.104425

Biscuit Brook Winter Damage Trail Sweep 05/04 9am-3pm

We will be clearing possible winter storm damage between Biscuit Brook Trailhead on Route 47 and Biscuit Brook Lean-to.  The plan will be to hike to Biscuit Brook Lean-to and then work our way back to the Trailhead. The plan may be altered depending on the amount of work and the time available. Loppers and hand saws will be provided but volunteers are welcome to bring their own hand tools appropriate for the task.  Appropriate closed-toed shoes and long pants required.

Total Expected Distance covered is 5 Miles.

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Meet At: Biscuit Brook Trailhead, 41.990950, -74.484830

I Love My Park Day, Saturday, May 5th

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New Yorkers love their parks, as demonstrated by the thousands of volunteers who are willing to help maintain the beauty of New York’s treasured state parks and historic sites. Friends groups and volunteers are more important than ever to keep parks beautiful, clean, and welcoming for all to visit and enjoy.

Volunteers from across the state participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites each year on the first Saturday in May.

PTNY, in collaboration with OPRHP, coordinates the event on the statewide level, providing outreach, promotion, technical assistance and a how-to organizer’s kit for Friends groups to use for their individual events. Friends groups and park staff oversee cleanup, improvement and beautification projects and work with volunteers.

The Catskill Have five locations this year:

  • Catskill Interpretive Center
    • Plant trees, install riparian vegetation, help with the removal of invasive species, and partake in some light trail maintenance.
  • Kaaterskill Falls Wild Forest
    •  Help block unofficial trails, clean up litter, and plant native trees to help prevent erosion.
  • Mongaup Pond Campground
    • Campsite clean-up, Assembling Picnic Tables, Planting trees/shrubs
  • North-South Lake Campground
    • Campsite clean-up, Tree Planting, Picnic Table Placement.
  • Woodland Valley Campground
    • Campsite clean-up, Assembling Picnic Tables, Campsite leveling.

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