Trail Structures Workshop: Drainage

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Have you noticed that some trails are more eroded than others? Ever felt like the trail you were following was a stream bed? Take this workshop to find out why and learn how this can be prevented!


Drainage structures help to shed water off of our trails, which reduces erosion and increases sustainability. There are several different types of drainage structures such as dips, knicks, swales, and waterbars. 

In this workshop you will learn how drainage problems can develop on sections of trail and how to mitigate them with drainage construction and maintenance. Skills taught will include assessing trail problems, drain construction, and drain maintenance. 

Know Before You Go

  • Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes/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 "Harriman State Park" 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! 

September 10th, 2022 from  8:30 AM to  2:30 PM
Harriman State Park - Tuxedo Train Station Commuter Lot
Tuxedo, NY
United States
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Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Robert Delap
Instructor Harriman Crew
For more information, contact... Volunteer Team at [email protected] and Crew Leader Ed at [email protected]