Join our volunteers Amy Arato and Eleanor Leen to learn 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 at Swartswood State Park at the Covered Pavilion (marked in yellow on map below). After we go over the basics of trail maintenance, you will get a chance to practice maintaining a trail!
Know Before You Go
- Please come prepared with plenty of water, lunch and snacks, work gloves, and glasses or sunglasses for eye protection. Please wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
- Please read over our COVID-19 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.
1091 E Shore Dr
Newton, NJ 07860
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