Saturday, June 24, 2017

DEC Seeks Volunteers for Trail Maintenance in Adirondacks

DEC is seeking volunteers to maintain trails in the towns of Peru and Black Brook in Clinton County and town of Chesterfield in Essex County.

You can be part of a one-day work group, a three-day once a year effort, or a few hours on numerous days throughout the year – during the week or on weekends – whatever works best for you.

Available work includes:

Clearing trails of brush and other vegetation;
Removing blow down (fallen trees, limbs, and branches) with hand tools;
Constructing and maintaining erosion control devices;
Constructing small foot bridges and bog bridging; and,
Rerouting short sections of trails.

DEC will provide the training, the tools, and work gloves. All you need bring is sturdy boots, clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, plenty of energy, and a positive attitude.

To become a trail adopter send an e-mail to or call (518) 897-1291.

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