Category Archives: Litter Pickup

Take Back the Trail: Blue Hole Clean-up 6/2

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: June 2nd, 2018 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

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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Take Back The Trail: Onteora Lake Clean-Up December 9th, 2017

Come help us remove trash at Onteora Lake!

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Join the Catskill Conservation Corps (CCC)  and Trail Conference volunteers as we remove trash and restore the beauty of Onteora Lake in the Bluestone Wild Forest.

Anyone can participate. No experience is necessary to get out and give back to nature before the snow falls!

Meet at the Onteora Lake Parking Area at 9:00 AM sharp. Bring work gloves if you have them, plenty of water, and be sure to wear sturdy shoes. We’ll provide the trash bags.

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

When: December 9th, 2017 9:00 AM   through   1:00 PM

Location
Bluestone Wild Forest-Onteora Lake Parking Area
948 NY-28
KingstonNY 12401
United States

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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

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.

Build the new Batavia Kill Lean-to|June 12th-18th|9:00-5:00

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The Catskill Conservation Corps will be coordinating volunteer efforts to assist the DEC operations crew, with the construction of the new Batavia Kill Lean-to. Volunteers will participate in the preparation of the site, and construction of the lean-to structure. Site preparations include clearing, leveling, and removing vegetation.  Construction of the structure will require some heavy lifting, the use of ladders, and hand tools.

Volunteers will be provided safety equipment (hard hats, gloves, glasses), and tools( 3-4lb sledge hammers, impact drivers). To ensure to best fit and performance it is recommended that you bring personal protective equipment you are familiar with. We ask that all volunteers pack a lunch, snack and at least 2 qts or water. Sunscreen, and bug spray are optional, but can make the difference between a comfortable, or miserable day of service.

Volunteers will meet the crew leader at 9:00 at the end of Big Hollow Rd. each morning. For more information contact Catskill Conservation Corps, Assistant Director  Will Soter, Ph:518-628-4243 E: Will@NYNJTC.org To register, complete the form below. Please indicate in the comments, if you plan to attend for one day, a few days, or the whole week.

Touch-Me-Not Trail| Trail Crew Trip|10/8|9:30-5:00

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Join The Catskill Conservation Corps, Trail Crew on October 8th, as we perform seasonal maintenance on the Touch-Me-Not Trail. We will make arrangements to stage vehicles Alder Lake , prior to 9:30 when we will meet at the trail head on Beech Hill Rd.

We ask that all volunteers dress appropriately for work on the trail. Sturdy footwear (hiking boots) are strongly recommended. Gloves and safety glasses are required. The crew will have some protective equipment available. However,  to ensure the best fit and performance it is suggested that you bring your own gloves, and glasses. Seasonal trail maintenance requires the use of hand saws, by-pass loppers, and other hand tools. You are welcome to bring your tools if you have some that you are comfortable using, or the Trail Crew will train you on the use of the tools we have.

For more information about this trip contact Will Soter, Assistant Director of the Catskill Conservation Corps, p: 518-628-4243 e: will@nynjtc.org

To register for this event please complete the form below:

Mud Pond| Trail Crew Trip|10/7|9:30-5:00

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Join The Catskill Conservation Corps, Trail Crew on October 10th as we perform seasonal maintenance on the trail around Mud Pond. We will meet at Russell Brook parking area off of Morton Hill Rd at 9:30.

We ask that all volunteers dress appropriately for work on the trail. Sturdy footwear (hiking boots) are strongly recommended. Gloves and safety glasses are required. The crew will have some protective equipment available. However,  to ensure the best fit and performance it is suggested that you bring your own gloves, and glasses. Seasonal trail maintenance requires the use of hand saws, by-pass loppers, and other hand tools. You are welcome to bring your tools if you have some that you are comfortable using, or the Trail Crew will train you on the use of the tools we have.

For more information about this trip contact Will Soter, Assistant Director of the Catskill Conservation Corps, p: 518-628-4243 e: will@nynjtc.org

To register for this event please complete the form below:

North South Lake & Escarpment|Trail Crew Trip|9/30 & 10/1|9:30-5:00

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Join The Catskill Conservation Corps, Trail Crew on September 30th & October 1st, as we perform seasonal maintenance on the Escarpment Trail. We will make arrangements to stage vehicles at Peck Rd, prior to 9:30 when we will meet at the Schutt Rd parking area outside of North South Lake Campground.

We ask that all volunteers dress appropriately for work on the trail. Sturdy footwear (hiking boots) are strongly recommended. Gloves and safety glasses are required. The crew will have some protective equipment available. However,  to ensure the best fit and performance it is suggested that you bring your own gloves, and glasses. Seasonal trail maintenance requires the use of hand saws, by-pass loppers, and other hand tools. You are welcome to bring your tools if you have some that you are comfortable using, or the Trail Crew will train you on the use of the tools we have.

The trip is held over the course of 2 days. There is an option to camp with the crew, or join for just one of the days. We ask that you state clearly in the registration form, if you plan on attending the outing for one or both days. For more information about this trip contact Will Soter, Assistant Director of the Catskill Conservation Corps, p: 518-628-4243 e: will@nynjtc.org

To register for this event please complete the form below:

Long Path, Cross Mt. & Mt. Pleasant| Trail Crew Trip|9/2 & 9/3| 9:30-5:00

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Join The Catskill Conservation Corps, Trail Crew on September 2nd & 3rd as we perform seasonal maintenance on a section of the Long Path over Cross Mt & Mt Pleasant. We will make arrangements to stage vehicles at the Lane St trail head, before meeting at the Woodland Valley Campground at 9:30

We ask that all volunteers dress appropriately for work on the trail. Sturdy footwear (hiking boots) are strongly recommended. Gloves and safety glasses are required. The crew will have some protective equipment available. However,  to ensure the best fit and performance it is suggested that you bring your own gloves, and glasses. Seasonal trail maintenance requires the use of hand saws, by-pass loppers, and other hand tools. You are welcome to bring your tools if you have some that you are comfortable using, or the Trail Crew will train you on the use of the tools we have.

The trip is held over the course of 2 days. There is an option to camp with the crew, or join for just one of the days. We ask that you state clearly in the registration form, if you plan on attending the outing for one or both days. For more information about this trip contact Will Soter, Assistant Director of the Catskill Conservation Corps, p: 518-628-4243 e: will@nynjtc.org

To register for this event please complete the form below: