Come out and join us for a fun night of exciting presentations, light snacks and refreshments!
6:00 – Arrive and mingle with fellow volunteers
6:30 – Presentation by Sona Mason: "Grassroots Greenway: How Protection of Long-Distance Trails Creates Important Parkland" (description below)
7:15 – Q&A
7:30 – Break and mingle
7:45 – Presentation by Jeremy Apgar: “Trail Map 'Dos and Don'ts:' Best Practices for Designing Trail Maps (description below)
8:30 – Q&A
9:00 - Closing
Sona Mason (West Hudson Program Coordinator): "Grassroots Greenway: How the Trail Conference became a park creator"
Discover the Trail Conference's long legacy of land conservation for trails, and most especially Long Distance trails, through the amazing effort of a small handful of volunteers and staff. Hear about the race against time and rising property prices and what we are doing in the most densely populated area of the country.
Jeremy Apgar (Cartographer): "Trail Map 'Dos and Don'ts:' Best Practices for Designing Trail Maps"
Trail maps have great power in their ability to safely guide trail users to amazing outdoor destinations. However, a bad trail map can make a trip unpleasant at best, or dangerous at worst. It is important to carefully consider design choices when creating a map, from broad styles down to the smallest details. This session examines some of the design decisions that differentiate a good trail map from a bad one, from the perspective of an organization with more than 80 years of trail mapping experience in the New York Metropolitan area. Come prepared to critique and share your thoughts about trail maps, and learn some best practices for creating detailed trail maps that are easy to use. All trail users, from casual walkers to experienced mountain bikers or hikers, should have access to a good trail map to make the most of their outdoor experience.
600 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
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