Trail Crew, Wednesdays at 10 am

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Wednesday, November 27th, 10:00 am.  Littlejohn Island Preserve (end of Pemasong Lane, Yarmouth) to finish out the work on replacing bog bridging and installing rip rap around drainage structures.  Please bring drills,  saws, shavels, dirt bags and heavy gloves.   Drive down to the end of Pemasong Lane, I will have the gate open for trail crew parking. 

Wednesday December 4th, 10:00am. We will be returning to Riverfront Woods Preserve with Erik Donohoe, Town of Yarmouth. This project will help put the finishing touches on the wetland boardwalks, spreading gravel on the boardwalk approaches, clearing the open space trail route, and installing signage on the railroad crossing. Extra power screwdrivers, polesaws, pruners, and heavy gloves would be helpful. Shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows will be provided. Riverfront Woods are not yet available on GPS –  the trailhead parking lot is now built at the end of Riverfront Drive (new street off East Elm Street near North Road).

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.