Experienced Trail Volunteer Sona Mason Tapped as West Hudson Program Coordinator
Sona Mason (pronounced Sonia) discovered how satisfying it is to drill and break rocks on the Bear Mountain Trails Project a number of years ago, and has since been a trail maintainer and supervisor at Harriman and Storm King State Parks respectively.
Once a travel agent, Sona reignited a love of wilderness and nature while travelling to some global biodiversity hotspots. She then became a full time student of ecology at Columbia and Rutgers Universities, and dabbles as a volunteer-trainer in stream monitoring, deer management, and promoting native plant life in her spare time.
Sona loves the Trail Conference’s ethos of preserving and promoting wilderness and getting people immersed and invested in it, and hopes to accomplish the challenging task of filling Larry Wheelock’s impressive shoes.
In her new position, Sona will coordinate trail programs and volunteers in the region west of the Hudson River, north of the New Jersey border, up to the Catskill Mountain region. The region includes Orange, Rockland, and parts of Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
Sona resides in Pearl River, Rockland County, NY.