Trail Structures Workshop: Native Stone

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Have you noticed the stone structures on a trail such as stairs, walls, or stepping stones? Ever wonder how or why they are there? Take this workshop to find out!

 

Trail structures are built to make a trail safer, more sustainable, and more enjoyable. Types of stone trail structures include stairs, walls, stepping stones, culverts, etc. Trail structures may be built with materials on site or imported, but many of the stone structures you see on trails in this area are built from native stone found on site.

In this course we will focus on stone staircases and possibly get started on stepping stones as well. This course helps you gain or brush up on the skills to build safe, long-lasting stone trail structures that fit into their surroundings and provide a positive user experience. You will also learn why and where structures are applicable.
 

Know Before You Go

  • Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots and bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.
  • Please read over our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to follow them on the trail. 

Required Forms

  • All volunteers must fill out the online OPRHP Volunteer Form and select "Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve" before the work trip.
  • For volunteers under age 18, please submit a Guardian Consent form to [email protected] prior to the volunteer day or bring the paper form the day of. A parent or guardian must be present for the volunteer day.

 

Thank you to our partners at Liberty Subaru for sponsoring this workshop! 

When
July 31st, 2021 9:00 AM through  1:00 PM
Location
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Beacon, NY 12508
United States
Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator
Instructor Snowden Jones
For more information, contact... Volunteer Team at [email protected] and Crew Leader Snowden at [email protected]