Intro to Trail Maintenance Workshop

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Ever wonder how the trails stay open and passable? Where do those colored marks on the trees come from? Take this workshop to find out!

Volunteer installing a trail blaze.

Trail Maintenance is clearing, cleaning, and blazing.  Trail maintainers use small hand tools to clip and cut brush out of the trail, remove debris from drainage structures, and paint or hang the markers used for route finding also known as blazes.

This course helps you gain or brush up on the skills necessary to a Trail Conference Trail Maintainer Volunteer.  Skills include how to clip trail corridor, clean drainage structures, proper blazing techniques, and reporting trail conditions. All you need to bring are sturdy shoes/hiking boots, weather-appropriate clothing, and enough water/snacks/lunch to comfortably make it through the day.

Swartswood State Park is approximately 5 to 6 miles west of Newton, NJ via route 622. Make a left onto Route 619 south. The park entrance is a mile south on Route 619 on the right handside.



October 5th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
Swartswood State Park
1091 Route 619
(1091 East Shore Drive, Newton NJ 07860)
Stillwater Township, NJ 07875
United States

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Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Peter Dolan
Instructor Howard Liebmann
For more information, contact... Peter Dolan, [email protected]

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