The Adirondack Land Trust invites everyone to get outside this spring and summer. While the organization had planned a volunteer work event for National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6, instead they offer a few ideas to recognize the event in a more socially distanced way:
—If you don’t feel safe clearing heavy brush or downed trees, simply take gloves and a trash bag with you to collect litter next time you walk in your local natural space.
—Learn how to identify and remove invasive garlic mustard.
—Conserved green spaces don’t protect themselves; consider making a gift to your local land trust.
Coming up on Saturday, June 27, the land trust will host an event at Coon Mountain Preserve in Westport. The day involves passive opening of new trails, with naturalist-led hikes for very small groups.
In lieu of a ceremony, they’ll honor those who made Coon Mountain Preserve possible with banners and surprises for hikers. If you visit Coon Mountain, please share your thoughts and images at [email protected].
On Wednesday, July 15 there will be a volunteer workday in the Town of Jay.
Equipment needed: For this work project we will be clearing and brushing existing trails on the property – hiking 2-3 miles over moderate terrain. You will need boots, gloves, water, lunch and a daypack to carry everything. Bring a bowsaw or loppers if you have them – ALT will also provide tools. Directions and more details to be provided upon registration.
In the meantime, to sign up or learn more, please contact Kimberly Corwin Gray at [email protected] or (518) 461-0947.
Photo: view from Coon Mountain/Almanack archive