The Trail Conference's Willowemoc Trail Crew will be working on the trails in the Frick Pond area.
On this trip we will be working to clear blowdowns, cutting back brush and maintaining drainage structures. In addition, we may do some limited drainage work on wet areas.
Please make sure to wear your hiking boots; dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and our trail maintenance activities; pack plenty of water to stay hydrated; bring work gloves; and bring a bag lunch.
The public is welcome to join us and you do not need to be a member of the Trail Conference to join the Willowemoc Trail Crew. No experience is necessary, we will provide the tools and the training on site before we get started.
About the Willowemoc Trail Crew
The Willowemoc Trail Crew of the Southwestern Catskills is dedicated to helping maintain our adopted trails in the Catskill Mountain Region, specifically the trails within the Willowemoc Wild Forest. The crew's work includes clearing back brush and weeds, properly marking trails, removing blowdowns and helping to maintain previously built trail structures (and in some places build) such as waterbars. The Crew exists to support our individual trail maintainer volunteers who have adopted sections of trail throughout the region and support the maintenance efforts of our member clubs.
The crew will be hiking and maintaining trails throughout the maintenance season (May through October) and volunteers on the crew do not have to become members of the Trail Conference to participate in these projects, however membership is encouraged so that you can enjoy benefits such as discounts on Trail Conference publications and with our retail partners, our Trail Walker newsletter and support for all of our programs.
Lisa Lyons is the Crew Leader of the Willowemoc Trail Crew. Lisa is the owner of Morgan Outdoors, an outdoor gear business in Livingston Manor and has extensive experience with the trails of the Southwestern Catskills. The Trail Conference partners with Morgan Outdoors to host workshops, events and hikes throughout the region and we thank Lisa for all of her efforts. Lisa can be reached at 845-439-5507.