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Introduction to Catskills Trail Crew: Trail U 828
This course will be an introduction to the newly formed Willowemoc Trail Crew and to the crew's new leader, Lisa Lyons, owner of Morgan Outdoors in Livingston Manor and a partner with the Trail Conference. The Willowemoc Crew will be caring for the trails that surround Frick Pond, Hodge Pond, Quick Lake, Mud Pond and Trout Pond, along with other trails under the responsibility of the Trail Conference in the Southwestern Catskills. Jeff Senterman, our Senior Program Coordinator and instructor for this workshop will discuss how Trail Crews work, how the Trail Conference leads trail stewardship efforts, how you get involved on the Willowemoc Crew and will spend some time with hands on tool demonstrations and safety information.
The public is welcome to join us and there is no registration fee for this workshop. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
The workshop will be held at Morgan Outdoors (46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY) and will begin at 11 am. Depending on weather conditions, we may hold portions of the workshop outdoors, especially the tool safety and use demonstrations.
Get out and hike around Frick Pond!
Bring a bag lunch to the workshop and join us for an approximately 1.85 mile (round trip) interactive trail assessment hike around Frick Pond. This easy to moderate walk on the Quick Lake Trail, Big Rock Trail and Loggers Loop Trail will offer numerous examples of areas that the Willowemoc Crew will be working on this summer. As we walk we will be learning how to assess the condition of the trail, understand existing trail problems such as erosion and drainage, and learn what can be done to create a trail that is more enjoyable to hike and more sustainable in regards to the environment and ongoing maintenance.
This Trail Assessment Workshop is free and open to the public and will be held as part of the Introduction to Catskills Trail Crew workshop, however you may just register for the Trail Assessment Workshop and Hike if you do not wish to attend the morning introductory workshop.
About the Willowemoc Trail Crew
The Willowemoc Trail Crew of the Southwestern Catskills is dedicated to helping maintain our adopted trails in the Catskill Mountain Region, specifically the trails within the Willowemoc Wild Forest. The crew's work includes clearing back brush and weeds, properly marking trails, removing blowdowns and helping to maintain previously built trail structures (and in some places build) such as waterbars. The Crew exists to support our individual trail maintainer volunteers who have adopted sections of trail throughout the region and support the maintenance efforts of our member clubs.
The crew will be hiking and maintaining trails throughout the maintenance season (May through October) and volunteers on the crew do not have to become members of the Trail Conference to participate in these projects, however membership is encouraged so that you can enjoy benefits such as discounts on Trail Conference publications and with our retail partners, our Trail Walker newsletter and support for all of our programs.
Workshop Date:Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue:Morgan Outdoors 46 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY
Location :Catskill Mountains - Western Region
Cut Off Date and Time:Thu, 05/22/2014 - 22:00