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Invasives Strike Force -- Trail Crew
Invasives Strike Force Trail Crew
The Trail Conference's Invasives Strike Force Trail Crew is made up of volunteers dedicated to eradicating invasive plants along hiking trails in the region. Volunteers do not have to become members of the Trail Conference to participate in the trail crew, however membership is encouraged so that you can enjoy benefits such as discounts on Trail Conference publications and with our retail partners.
Anyone can participate in this Trail Crew -prior attendance at a training workshop is not required and you do not need to know how to identify the plants. We provide on-the-job training.
If you would like to volunteer at an Invasives Strike Force Trail Crew workday, please email [email protected] for detailed information including meeting place and directions.
For all trips, bring work gloves, water and lunch. We provide the tools. Trips will usually be cancelled if it is raining.
Scheduled trips for 2015
We are working on our 2015 schedule now. This is our tentative events schedule.
May 2 – Old Croton Aqueduct, Ossining, NY
May 3 – Delaware Water Gap, Columbia, NJ - garlic mustard pull
June 6 – Bear Mountain, NY – National Trails Day
June 20 – Stokes State Forest, Branchville, NJ
June 21 – Stokes State Forest, Branchville, NJ
June 27 – The Invasives Project-Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, NY
July 12 – High Mountain Park Preserve, Wayne, NJ
July 18 – Westchester Land Trust, Bedford, NY
July 25 – Delaware Water Gap NRA, Columbia, NJ
July 26 – Delaware Water Gap NRA, Columbia, NJ
August 15 – Wawayanda State Park, West Milford, NJ
August 16 – Norvin Green State Forest, Ringwood, NJ
Scheduled trips for 2014
Saturday May 3, 2014 - I Love My Park Day - FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY invasive vine cutting. 10:00-2:00
Saturday May 10 - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood, NJ garlic mustard pull. 9:30-2:00.
Sunday June 1 - Trail Conference Summer mtg - Ramapo County Reservation, Mahwah, NJ garlic mustard pull 9:30-11:00
Saturday June 7 - National Trails Day with REI- Bear Mountain, NY barberry removal 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00
Saturday June 21 - Westchester Wilderness Walk, Pound Ridge, NY invasive shrub removal 9:30-2:00
Friday-Sun June 27-29 - Worthington State Forest (Del Water Gap), NJ Volunteer weekend Come camp with us, volunteer a day, do your own thing another day.
Saturday July 12 - Bear Mountain, NY barberry removal 9:00-2:00.
Saturday July 26 - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood, NY.
Saturday Aug 9 - Westchester Wilderness Walk, Pound Ridge, NY
Satuday Aug 16 & Sunday Aug 17 - Wawayanda State Park, Vernon, NJ
Saturday Sept 6 - High Tor State Park, New City, NY
Sunday Sept 21 - FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY
Saturday Sept 27 - Worthington State Forest (Delaware Water Gap), NJ.
Leader: Linda Rohleder
RSVP Required. Please contact [email protected] for detailed information including meeting place and directions.
To get on the ISF Trail Crew email list for outing notices, send your request to mailto:[email protected] - ask to be put on the ISF Trail Crew mailing list.