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Renewed Commitment to Catskill Forest Preserve
Trails in the Catskills are cared for by volunteers who are outdoor-lovers just like you!
Late last year the Trail Conference signed a new 5-year Catskill Forest Preserve Trail and Lean-to Maintenance Volunteer Service Agreement (VSA) with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
This renewed commitment comes at a time when visitation and tourism to the area are on an upward trajectory. It’s encouraging to see people connecting with the great outdoors; however, this influx means the trails need to be stewarded and cared for more than ever. That TLC comes from volunteers working under our agreement with DEC.
Are you ready to be part of the team that cares for the trails and lean-tos in the Catskills? If so, email us at [email protected]. We have lots of ways to get involved, including:
- Joining the Willowemoc Trail Crew led by volunteer Lisa Lyons. The crew had a lot of fun last month restoring part of the Frick Pond Trail and can use more helping hands for their upcoming trips! Sign up by emailing us or going to bit.ly/tc-w-crew.
- Joining our Trail Stewards and volunteer leader Andy Garrison on a Trail Maintenance Trip. Our Stewards and Andy are running maintenance trips on several Mondays now through the beginning of October. (Read more about our Steward program.) Come out to care for the Long Path by clipping, removing any trail blockages, and cleaning up litter. Go to bit.ly/tc-path or email us to sign up.
There is a lot of work to be done and we need more people in order to properly care for the trails. Help us protect the land you love!