Celebrating our Volunteers

Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Trail Conference Volunteers

Signups are Currently Closed. Please Call the Main office to register. 

Join Us for Workshops, Appetizers, and Awards

Saturday, November 7
1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference Headquarters
600 Ramapo Valley Rd.
Mahwah, NJ  07430


Please join us in Celebrating our Volunteers on Saturday, November 7, from 1 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. This fun-filled day is a great way to spend time with your fellow volunteers and celebrate your accomplishments! Workshops on outdoor skills and volunteering will be offered, followed by an awards ceremony. Informational tables will also be set up to share all of the new and exciting things happening at the Trail Conference.   

Space is limited and RSVPs are required. A $10 donation is requested. Please feel free to contact John Leigh with any questions. Click here to sign up.

Schedule of Activities 

1 - 1:30 p.m. - Registration and Networking

1:30 - 3 p.m.  - Session 1 Workshops 

  • Dr. George Becker, III: "Wilderness Emergency Medicine" (Meeting Room)
    Get a crash course on what to do in an emergency in the woods.
  • Ama Koenigshof: "Trail Design" (Volunteer Work Stations)
    What makes a good trail? Our trail builder will teach you the basics.
  • Cliff Berchtold: "Invasive Species" (Board Room)
    Get an introduction to the Trail Conference's Invasives Strike Force. 
  • Jane Daniels:  "How to Run an Outreach Table" (Small Conference Room)
    Learn the techniques behind running a successful outreach table and helping to spread the Trail Conference message. 

3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Session 2 Workshops

  • Doc Bayne: "Reading the Woods" (Meeting Room)
    Learn how to better appreciate the woods around you when you are on the trail.
  • Jeremy Apgar:  "Cartography" (Volunteer Work Stations)
    The Trail Conference’s cartographer discusses what goes into making our renowned maps.
  • Hank Osborn: " Map & Compass" (Board Room)
    Are your map and compass skills a little rusty? This class is a great way to brush up on that all-important knowledge.

5 - 5:30 p.m. - Awards Presentation (Meeting Room)

5:30 - 6:15 p.m. - Appetizers and Networking (Foyer)

Award Recipients

Howard Reed

Susan Reed

Lee Mott

James Mott

Martin Stratton

Will Soter

Irene Auleta

Susan Barbuto

David Haas

Hanna Benesch

Wendell George

Arnie Seymour-Jones

Alice Luddington-Cantor

Suse Bell

Zach Kunow

Jim Gebhard

Gail Neffinger

John Blenninger 

Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization (MEVO)

Volunteer Committee
Darlington School House