Installing Water Bars at Sam's Point, Minnewaska State Park

Crew Name: 
Long Distance Trails Crew
Project date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Project/Trail Location: 
Sam's Point, Minnewaska State Park
Region - Subregion (supervisor): 
WH - Long Path South - Route 52 - Catskills
Project Description: 

Minnewaska State Park Preserve is seeking help to cut and install about 40 water bars along some of the bulldozer fire breaks  in the Sam's Point area. These firebreaks were placed on the land during recent fire suppression efforts. The water bars are needed to protect the already rapidly eroding watershed, and to prevent sensitive wetlands  from silting up.
Park staff will be supervising work parties of volunteers who are experienced with constructing waterbars and have trail work experience. The Long Distance Trails crew will be going there on Thursday, May 12. The park has a number of tools and equipment to offer.

Bring lunch, water and gloves. 

New York State requires a Volunteer Service Agreement be completed prior to volunteering in State Parks. Fill out your Volunteer Service Agreement here.

Contact name: 
Chris Reyling
Contact email: 
[email protected]
Contact phone: 
(914) 428-9878
Travel directions: 

Meet at commuter parking lot, Exit 16 off of Rt. 87, Harriman exit near Woodbury Commons Shopping Center at 7:30 am or at Sam's Point parking lot at 9 am.