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Welch Trail Education Center Fund
Help support our rehabilitation of the Welch Trail Education Center to improve and increase housing for our 2020 Trail Conference Conservation Corps members.
Croton River Stewards Fund
Help support our first season of stewards at the Croton River to protect the sensitive ecosystem along the riverbank. Trail Conference stewards will engage with the visitors to encourage appropriate ways to enjoy this beautiful but very popular destination. With your support, the stewards can help this natural resource recover from the impacts of overuse while providing visitors with a cleaner, safer experience.
Zakim Family Tool & Signage Fund
The right trail building tools are priceless to our volunteers, enhancing their efficiency and morale and making our trails better. Trailside signage keeps hikers on the right path and improves their trail experience. Thanks to a generous 1:1 match from the Zakim family, your donation to the Zakim Tool & Signage Fund will be matched dollar for dollar. Total match limit: $5,000.
Conservation Dogs Fund – Invasive Species Pilot Program
Dia, our conservation dog, is being trained to sniff out invasive species, which cause billions of dollars of damage to our forests and economy annually. Our program using conservation dogs is the first of its kind in the Northeast and allows us to catch invaders in the critical early stage of infestation when eradication is the most cost effective.
To continue her training and fully run our program in 2019, a minimum of $43,000 is needed; we are nearly 70% of the way there! Be a part of the leading efforts in combating invasives in the region and donate today.
Help us establish this unique program, which will be essential in our fight against invasive species throughout the region --- donate today!
Long-Distance Trails Memorial Fund
The Long-Distance Trails Memorial Fund was formed by the Trail Conference and our generous supporter and longtime volunteer Malcolm Spector to honor the memory of Jakob Franke, whose contributions to the Long Path and Shawangunk Ridge Trail were immeasurable.
Trail University of New Jersey Fund
Your gift to Trail University will improve the quality of trails by advancing the skills and productivity of our volunteers, staff and partners. Trail U, which won the NJ Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, provides on-the-job training in all aspects of trail building and maintenance. Thanks to an anonymous donation, we are 1/3 of the way to our goal of $6,600. Please help us fully fund this important program with your gift today.
Multi-Use Trail Projects
Your donation will help fund the construction of sustainable multi-use trails in eastern Sterling Forest (Tuxedo, N.Y.) and nearby parks. The Sterling Forest trail network has already received critical acclaim as the region’s finest trail system for mountain biking, trail running and walking. Equestrian use is also planned for specific trails in this area.
Harriman-Bear Mountain Trails Improvement Project
Thanks to a generous 1:1 match from Michael Bruno, the Tuxedo Hudson Company, and an anonymous foundation, your donation will fund the planned re-construction of some of Harriman’s most historic and trails, which are eroding as a result of their age and popularity. Among the trails targeted for sustainable reconstruction are the Appalachian Trail and the Trail Conference’s first trail, the Ramapo-Dunderberg, which dates back to 1920.
Trail Angel Society
The purpose of our Trail Angel Society is to provide reliable income over the long term, through planned gifts such as bequests or other estate provisions that benefit the Trail Conference. The Society is open to anyone who confirms that the Trail Conference will benefit from their estate plan.
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- Free Quarterly Newsletter
- Discounts on gear at Participating Retailers
- Free Workshops and Seminars
- Access to Trail Library with over 1000 books
- Donation Tax Receipt