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Bluestone Wild Forest Spring Clean-up!

Where: Onteora Lake, main entrance off Rt 28 in Kingston
Contact: Will Soter, Assistant Coordinator of the Catskill Conservation Corps,;

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 area 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.

The Catskill Conservation Corps (CCC) is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and the NY/NJ Trail Conference. The CCC assists with volunteer training, recruitment, and the coordination of volunteer work in the Catskill Forest Preserve. There are many ways in which an individual or group can engage in volunteer work in the forest preserve. If you are interested in learning more about the ways in which you, or your organization can become involved in the work we do here please contact me:, or 518-628-4243.

Later Event: April 3
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