Category Archives: Litter Pickup

Bluestone Wild Forest Clean-up | Saturday April 1st at 10am

Start the spring off right with giving back to our environment and helping clean-up the popular Bluestone Wild Forest in Kingston, NY.  On Saturday, April 1st we will be leading a clean-up team to clean up the main entrance and parking are of Onterora Lake right off of Route 28.  We will then jump over to the Jockey Hill area of Bluestone Wild Forest to continue the clean-up efforts there at the Jockey Hill/ Wintergreen Trailhead.

This effort is part of an ongoing project to remove old dump sites, to aid the restoration of these parcels of forest preserve lands.

We will be meeting at 10am at the Onteora Lake Main Parking area right off of Route 28.  Wear sturdy footwear, pack plenty of water and a lunch.  We will be supplying the trash bags and safety gear needed but feel free to bring your own work gloves or other gear.  The public is welcome to join us and you do not need to be a member of any club to join the Trail Crew.  No experience is necessary, we will provide the tools and the training on site before we get started.

The event will go on rain or shine however if there is still too much snow on the ground for us to work the “snow date” is April 9th at 10am.

Colgate Lake needs your help!

download (3)The CCC is launching a a new monthly clean-up at the Colgate Lake in order to keep the area clean for everyone’s enjoyment!  The clean-ups will occur every fourth Sunday of the month from 1pm to 4pm from July through October.

This is one of many efforts we are taking to help keep the Catskills we all love pristine for generations to come.  Everyone is welcome is attend, no experience is necessary and the CCC will supply work gloves, garbage bags,  everything needed to keep the very popular Colgate Lake area clean.

We will meet at the Colgate Lake Parking Area; please also bring water and wear sturdy shoes.  For more information or direction to Colgate Lake please email us at catskills@nynjtc.org .  To sign up for any of the clean-ups please fill out the form below:

Help keep the Bluehole area clean!

peekamoose2-400x300The CCC is launching a a new monthly clean-up at the Bluehole area in order to keep the area clean for everyone’s enjoyment!  The clean-ups will occur every third Sunday of the month from 1pm to 4pm from July through October.

This is one of many efforts we are taking to help keep the Catskills we all love pristine for generations to come.  Everyone is welcome is attend, no experience is necessary and the CCC will supply work gloves, garbage bags,  everything needed to keep the very popular and unique Bluehole clean.

Participants are encouraged to carpool when possible as parking can be tight; please also bring water and wear sturdy shoes.  For more information or direction to the Bluehole please email us at catskills@nynjtc.org .  To sign up for any of the clean-ups please fill out the form below:

Colgate Lake Clean Up | Saturday June 18th | 10am

The Catskill Conservation Corps invites volunteers to pick up litter at Colgate Lake area on Saturday June18th from 10am to 3pm.  Come out and help us clean up this recreational gem so all Can enjoy!  Volunteers will be working with Catskill Conservation Corps (CCC) staff and volunteer leaders to remove litter from the roadside, trail, campsites, and vicinity. When we’re finished, enjoy a swim in Colgate Lake – easily one of the most beautiful lakes in the Catskills!

Volunteers should be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. Dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and our activities; pack plenty of water and snacks; and bring work gloves if you have them. CCC staff will provide work gloves and safety glasses.

For more information and directions, please call Will Soter at 518-628-4243, or email Will at will@nynjtc.org.

I Love my Park Day at Colgate Lake | May 7th

Colgate Lake Wild Forest is a highly used recreation area for camping, hiking, and fishing during the summer months. This event will involve cleaning up primitive campsites and around Colgate Lake Recreation area, breakdown of unauthorized campsites, and some minor trail work. All ages welcome. Volunteers should wear boots and bring garden/work gloves, water, a snack and lunch, as well as shovels, rakes, and clippers.

Colgate Lake is located 1.5 miles down Colgate Road (County Rd 78). Please park at the first parking lot before you reach Colgate Lake.

Local sponsors/partners: Catskill Conservation Corps

For more information, contact Bryan Ellis via email or phone: 607-652-3607

Start time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM

To register please visit: . http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day/events

I Love My Park Day at the Catskill Interpretive Center | May 7th

Volunteers at this event will plant trees, install riparian vegetation, help with the removal of invasive species, and partake in some light trail maintenance. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for planting activities and bring lunch, water and snacks. All ages are welcome.

For more information, contact Ian Dunn via email or phone: 845-256-3083

Location: Catskill Interpretive Center

Start time: 9:00 AM
End time: 4:00 PM

To register please visit: http://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day/events

Blue Hole Litter Pick Up, One last clean-up!!! | Sunday October 25th 1 to 3pm

Some of the litter cleaned up from the Kaaterskill Falls Trailhead
Some of the litter cleaned up from the Kaaterskill Falls Trailhead at a prior litter pickup event!

The Catskill Conservation Corps will be leading volunteers in a litter pickup and trail cleanup along the Peekamoose/Sundown Road near the Blue Hole, Peekamoose Trailhead and Sundown Primitive Camping area.  The work trip will be from 1 to 3pm and volunteers will be removing litter from along the roadside, trails, campsites and vicinity.

Please make sure to wear your hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and our trail work activities; pack plenty of water to stay hydrated; and bring work gloves.  The Catskill Watershed Corporation is graciously donating trash bags and work gloves for the work trip.  Thank you to our friends at the Catskill Watershed Corporation!

We will be meeting at the Peekamoose Mtn. Trailhead.

The public is welcome to join the crew and you do not need to be a member of the Trail Conference to take part.

No experience is necessary, we will provide the tools and the training on site before we get started.