New Catskill Conservation Corps Offers First Training for Volunteers

Date: 
08/04/2014
Source: 
NY-NJ Trail Conference

 

Catskill Conservation Corps logoWhen: Saturday, August 9; 9:30am-3pm

Where: Mountain Top Historical Society, Rt. 23, Haines Falls, NY

Contact: Jeff Senterman, Director of Catskill Conservation Corps, [email protected]; 518-628-4243

The newly formed Catskill Conservation Corps, a partnership between the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, invites potential trail volunteers to its first event: a Volunteer Leadership Training workshop scheduled for Saturday, August 9, at the beautifully restored former Ulster & Delaware Railroad station on the Mountain Top Historical Society campus in Haines Falls.

The workshop will be led by experienced volunteer trail leaders of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. This free, one-day workshop is a great opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills and learn how to manage volunteers. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to lead volunteers on volunteer stewardship activities in the Catskill Park.

  • Develop skills to effectively manage maintainers from recruitment to recognition;
  • Learn about on-the-ground and off-trail responsibilities activities; and
  • Develop and tap into resources to solve problems on and off the trails. 

Hands-on exercises and discussions will provide information to find solutions to problems that supervisors commonly face.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served throughout the day, but participants should bring a bag lunch. The workshop will be held rain or shine.

Register by Thursday, August 7, 5pm by visiting the Trail Conference Trail U webpage, nynjtc.org/trailu, and clicking on Supervisor Training for Aug. 9.

The Catskill Conservation Corps (Catskill CC) is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, whose volunteers maintain a network of more than 2,000 miles of trails, including more than 200 miles in the Catskills.

The Catskill CC aims to increase and support volunteer contributions on projects that protect natural resources and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains. Keep up with news, events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities in the Catskill region at CatskillConservationCorps.org and nynjtc.org/catskills.

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