Trail Crew, Wednesdays at 10 am

Wolfe’s Neck Outing Parking

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SCHEDULE:   

Wednesday December 11th, 10:00am. Trail crew will be taking a field trip to Wolfe’s Neck Center trails to check out the structure and design of their newly installed timber bridge. Trail parking is located off Burnett Road after crossing the Little River. Carpooling is encouraged.

Wednesday December 18th, 10:00am. Trail crew will be at Old Harris Road Preserve, RRCT’s newest preserve. Park on the shoulder across from the Pownal Elementary School. Here the trail crew will focus on invasive species prevention. We will be using loppers, saws, and polesaws to trim back hemlock overhanging the snowmobile trail. Trimming back the hemlocks will help to protect them from the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Please wear heavy gloves and bring your favorite tool.

Wednesday December 25th, Holiday – No Trail Crew

Wednesday  January 1st, Holiday – No Trail Crew

Wednesday January 8th, 10:00am We will heading up to the Intervale Preserve to enhance the bog bridging & refresh the blazes. Scapers, crow bar, loppers, and drills would be helpful. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

Program Details

Royal River Conservation Trust’s weekly volunteer trail construction program is prepped and staffed, and compliments our annual stewardship field work. Work sessions are planned for two hours, always Wednesdays, always at 10:00 am. We push forward each week focusing on RRCT’s many public access properties, often spending several weeks in a row at the same site. Trail Crew attendance in summer-fall 2019 has included between two and eight volunteers each week, women and men, mostly retirees or folks who work at home.

There is a job for everyone, no matter your shape, skills, strength, or mobility. Join us the one week you have time or interest, or put Trail Crew on your calendar as your regular Wednesday morning ritual. Trail Crew’s focus on creatively, sustainably, safely, and efficiently completing RRCT’s physical work goals. Trail Crew tackles a variety of on-site trail building issues including boundary identification and marking, route finding and trail alignment, brush and wood clearing, water management, wetland and stream crossings, treadway stabilization, and signage.

RRCT brings specific tools that will be helpful. We encourage volunteer crew members to bring their own tools. Hand saws, pole saws, and loppers are favorites. Crew members should bring a water bottle and should wear sturdy shoes, safety glasses, gloves, and the right clothes for the day.