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Willowemoc Trail Crew
The Catskills' Willowemoc Trail Crew is dedicated to helping maintain Trail Conference trails in the Southwestern Catskill Mountain Region, specifically the trails within the Willowemoc Wild Forest. The crew's work includes clearing back brush and weeds, properly marking trails, removing blowdowns and helping to maintain previously built trail structures (and in some places build) such as waterbars. The Crew exists to support our individual trail maintainer volunteers who have adopted sections of trail throughout the region and support the maintenance efforts of our member clubs.
The crew will be hiking and maintaining trails throughout the maintenance season (May through October) and volunteers on the crew do not have to become members of the Trail Conference to participate in these projects, however membership is encouraged so that you can enjoy benefits such as discounts on Trail Conference publications and with our retail partners, our Trail Walker newsletter and support for all of our programs.
For every crew outing, make sure you bring your lunch, plenty of water, gloves and sturdy workshoes, and be prepared to get dirty. All tools, materials and training will be provided. Beginners are welcome on all work trips.
Lisa Lyons is the Crew Chief and Leader of the Willowemoc Trail Crew. Lisa is the owner of Morgan Outdoors, a local outdoor gear retailer in Livingston Manor and she has extensive experience with the hiking and exploring trails and routes of the Southwestern Catskills. The Trail Conference partners with Morgan Outdoors to host workshops, events and hikes throughout the region and we thank Lisa for all of her efforts. Lisa can be reached at 845-439-5507. Willowemoc Trail Crew trips are listed in our Trail Crew Calendar. If you'd like to be on an email notification list for Willowemoc Trail Crew work dates, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, address and phone number and we will makes you are notified of future work dates.