Hank Osborn Is New East Hudson Program Coordinator for Trail Conference

Date: 
03/28/2013
Source: 
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
PC Region: 
East Hudson

 

Hank OsbornHank Osborn, an avid outdoor athlete, educator, and advocate, has joined the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference as program coordinator for our East Hudson region. The position focuses on developing and promoting public access to and enjoyment of nature in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties, and New York City.

Trail Conference programs include recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers for outdoor community trails projects in state and local parks and preserves; providing information such as maps, books, and web-based hike descriptions to help people enjoy outdoor recreation; and protecting open space.

Hank comes to his new position with a long history and deep passion for the outdoors. Presently, he chairs the Garrison School Forest Committee (since 2006); is a board member of the NY State Greenway Committee, Philipstown (since 2006); and leads hikes for the Hudson Highlands Land Trust (since 2006).

Hank has taught science at the Tabor Academy in Massachusetts, served as assistant professor of physical education and rowing coach at Columbia University, snowboard instructor at West Point Military Academy, and general manager of environmental preservation for Oslands Inc, in Garrison, NY.

Hank graduated from Rutgers University and lives in Beacon, NY. In 2011, he completed the educator course (rock climbing and wilderness) at the National Outdoor Leadership School.

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with park and open space managers to create, protect, and promote a network of 1,850 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. We offer volunteer opportunities for people who love the outdoors.