Intro to Shelter/Lean-to Maintenance - Trail U 1037

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The Trail Conference and the Catskill Conservation Corps will be hosting this workshop that is open to the public and will provide information on Catskill Park Lean-tos, the Trail Conference's volunteer maintenance effort of those lean-tos and the work that the Trail Conference is doing in the Catskill Mountains.

This workshop will cover the skills necessary to maintain a shelter (lean-to) so that it is ready for use by campers and is harmonious to its surroundings. Students will learn how to do an assessment of the overall shelter condition, cleaning and clearing the area, the proper use of tools and how to report the shelters condition. The entire workshop will be held at the Elm Ridge Lean-to for some hands-on experience.

No previous experience is necessary and beginners are welcome.  The workshop is free to attend and open to the public, however you must register.

All participants should wear sturdy hiking boots, snacks and plenty of water for the hike. Refreshments and snacks will be provided in the morning.  You should bring your own bag lunch to eat while at the lean-to.


The Catskill Conservation Corps is a partnership between the Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation providing volunteer opportunities to the public on projects that protect natural resources and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains.

Workshop Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
1 day

Elm Ridge Lean-to

We will be meeting at the trailhead of the Elm Ridge Trail  (Trail Conference Map #141) and hiking to the lean-to.  Registered participants will receive driving instructions prior to the workshop.

Location : 
Catskill Mountains - Windham, NY
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Cut Off Date and Time: 
Fri, 03/18/2016 - 15:00
Membership Required?: 
Doug Senterman
Moe Lemire
Need more information? Please contact: 
Doug Senterman - [email protected]
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Signups closed for this Workshop