Copy of Palisades Trail Crew - Trail Building Workday

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Join the Palisades Trail Crew to learn all about how to use simple hand tools to construct sustainable trail tread, and keep it in good shape for the long haul!

Our main goal with tread construction is to create a trail surface that keeps water off the trail and people on it resulting in sustainable trail systems. 

This worktrip helps you gain or brush up on techniques to construct a sustainable trail and perform tread maintenance to keep the trail in good shape. These techniques include sidehill trail construction, utilizing sustainable grades, and implementing/restoring natural drainage features to shed water off the trail.  

For this project you'll be joining the Palisades Trail Crew in Sterling Forest State Park and learning these skills as part of a series of re-routes of the McKeags Meadow Loop Trail. 

Know Before You Go

  • Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots and bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.
  • Please read over our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to follow them on the trail. 
  • This location has limited cell phone reception, so plan accordingly.

Required Forms

  • All volunteers must fill out the online OPRHP Volunteer Form and select "Sterling Forest State Park" before the work trip.
  • For volunteers under age 18, please submit a Guardian Consent form to [email protected] prior to the volunteer day or bring the paper form the day of. A parent or guardian must be present for the volunteer day.
July 22nd, 2023 from  8:30 AM to  2:30 PM
Sterling Forest - Laurel Pond Meadow Parking Lot
Sterling Lake Corp
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
United States
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Additional worktrip information
Leader Palisades Crew
Co-leader Robert Delap
For more information, contact... Volunteer Team at [email protected] and Crew Leader Eric at [email protected]
Minimum Age to Attend