Friday, June 4, 2021

CATS marks National Trails Day on June 5 with service projects

CATS logoThis year for National Trails Day on June 5th, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is doing something different.  Instead of just hiking trails, we will be making trails! Please join us and help make a trail. Choose between these two projects:
Broughton Ledges Trail in Moriah –  We initially cleared this trail going up the mountain over a year ago and it needs to have fallen branches removed and some pruning. There is also a new section about a mile in which needs to be cleared and another section that needs rerouting to avoid a wet portion of the logging road. Tools to bring are loppers, a hand saw, and gloves to protect your hands as you pick up the branches. To sign up, click  here !
*This is a fairly difficult 4-mile long trail so please keep that in mind when you consider registering.

West Valley Trail in Lewis –  This trail begins with an easy walk on a wooded road for over a half-mile to where we’ll begin clearing branches and fallen logs. It goes through the woods and eventually gets to an old stone wall where we’ll clear fallen trees and branches along the property boundary. This is an exciting project because it will enable us to access trails at SUNY Plattsburgh’s 600-acre Twin Valley Educational Reserve. Tools to bring are loppers, a hand saw, and gloves.  To sign up, click  here !
Both events will go from 8:30 a.m. to around 1:30 p.m. It’s going to be hot on Saturday so plan accordingly and if it gets too hot, we’ll end sooner.

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