Trail Conference Supports Minnewaska State Park Preserve Trail Work Day September 19

Date: 
08/26/2010
Source: 
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Minnewaska State Park Preserve

 

Minnewaska view. Photo by Georgette Weir.

On Sunday, September 19th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm, come to Minnewaska State Park Preserve to meet new friends, help improve trail conditions, and learn about basic trail maintenance from experienced trail keepers. Join members of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, a region wide volunteer organization devoted to maintaining and improving public trails, and Park Preserve staff to help improve an overgrown footpath. Volunteers will use hand tools to clip back overgrown shrubs and clear woodland debris.

This program is recommended for adults and teenagers, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 years. Students in public school looking to accrue necessary community service hours for completion of their requirements may be particularly interested in volunteering for this program.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and tools including loppers, bow saws and clipping shears. The parking fee will be waived for participants volunteering for this program. Please wear appropriate clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, and bring plenty of snacks, water and lunch. For more information and to register for programs, please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. Pre- registration is required.

The Park Preserve will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at this time. The fee for parking at Minnewaska is $8 per car. All fees are subject to change. There are no additional fees for public programs, unless noted otherwise. Minnewaska State Park Preserve consists of approximately 21,000 acres of wild and scenic land located on Route 44/55, five miles west of the intersection with Route 299 in Gardiner, New York.