Join our volunteers to gain or brush up on the skills necessary to become a volunteer Trail Maintainer!
Trail maintainers visit their trails 3 to 4 times each year to ensure the trails are clearly marked and free of obstacles to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all trail users.
This involves using small hand tools to clip and cut brush out of the trail, removing debris from drainage structures, painting or hanging trail markers, and reporting on the conditions of the trail.
We will meet in the Stokes State Forest Park Office parking lot and split into two smaller groups for the work day. After we go over the basics of trail maintenance, you will get a chance to practice maintaining a trail!
Please come prepared with:
- Work gloves
- Glasses or sunglasses for eye protection
- Plenty of water
- Lunch and snacks
- Long pants
- Sturdy, closed-toe shoes
- Clippers, loppers, or a handsaw if you have them
Spare tools will be provided for those who don't have them.
Please familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 Group Volunteering Protocols and be prepared to follow them on the trail.
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.
1 Coursen Road
Branchville, NJ 07826
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