Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunity

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 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

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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Decommissioning the Batavia Kill Lean-to | 10/21-10/22

Out with the old, in with the new! Join us as we dismantle the shelter at Batavia Kill to reclaim and restore the land.


Join the Catskill Conservation Corps (CCC)  and Trail Conference volunteers for a demolition work trip at the site of the old Batavia Kill Lean-to. The trip will begin at parking area at the end of Big Hollow Rd. From there we will proceed to the old shelter, tools in hand!

Volunteers will dismantle the shelter, and properly dispose of the materials. Our work will allow soil and vegetation to recover, and will direct use towards the new site. The work on the shelter will involve demolition and heavy lifting, but the CCC will furnish gloves, safety glasses, and any tools required to perform this task!

Meet at the parking area at the end of Big Hollow Rd, at 08:30 sharp! Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking is limited in the area. This is a two day event, if you are planning to attend only one day we ask that you contact the trip leader to make arrangements.

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

Take Back The Trail: Jockey Hill Clean-Up 11/04

Come help us remove trash at Jockey Hill!


 

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

The trip will begin at the trailhead  for the Jockey Hill Trails, where we will proceed to the site of an abandoned dump to rehabilitate the forest in this thriving recreational area. The work on the trail will involve heavy lifting, but the CCC will furnish gloves, safety glasses, and any tools required to perform this task!

Meet at the parking area for Jockey Hill Trail, at 08:00 AM sharp! Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking is limited in the area. This is a two day event, if you are planning to attend only one day we ask that you contact the trip leader to make arrangements.

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

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.

Help Finish the Catskill Interpretive Center Trail!

IMG_0761Come help with the final touches and stairs on the Catskill Interpretive Center.  We will be constructing a rock stair case at the top of the CIC Nature Trail and all tools and education will be provided  Come out for the day or just an hour!

Please pack plenty of water, lunch and wear appropriate footwear.  The CCC will supply hand tools and other PPE but if you have your favorite clippers or gloves please bring them along.

Contact Cal Johnson, Crew Leader at hikeski@hvc.rr.com for more information or to sign up.  Work will take place on weekdays to the popularity of the trail.