The Catskill Conservation Corps, a partnership between the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, invites volunteers to help build trail at the Catskill Interpretive Center, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday October 17th and 18th at the Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper. The work trip will be led by experienced leaders of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and is open to the public.
The Trail Conference's Catskills Trail Crew will be working on developing a new interpretive hiking trail as part of the development of the Catskill Interpretive Center site. On this trip they will be clearing the trail route and beginning to construct the trail. Work will include clearing, side hilling and tread construction.
This work trip is part of a series of workshops and work trips that will be held at the Catskill Interpretive Center in Mount Tremper. The workshops and work trips are being held to build an interpretive hiking trail on the property that will be open to the public for hiking and train volunteers in trail construction techniques.
Volunteers should be sure to wear hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and our trail building activities; pack plenty of water to stay hydrated; bring work gloves; and bring a bag lunch.
The public is welcome to join us and you do not need to be a member of the Trail Conference to join the Trail Crew. No experience is necessary, we will provide the tools and the training on site before we get started.
The Catskill Conservation Corps (Catskill CC) is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, whose volunteers maintain a network of more than 2,000 miles of trails, including more than 200 miles in the Catskills. The Catskill CC aims to increase and support volunteer contributions on projects that protect natural resources and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains.
Keep up with news, events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities in the Catskill region at CatskillConservationCorps.org and nynjtc.org/catskills.