Trail Crew, One-by-One

Scroll far below for program details and description.  

Update: Due to public health concerns relating to COVID-19 we are suspending Trail Crew activities. Those conducting work on the trails should be vigilant for the safety of themselves and others, so at this time we are asking for no chainsaws to be used. We encourage you all to continue using our preserves and leaving them better than you found them. We will continue to update our Alternative Trail Stewardship section below and encourage you to use our Conditions Report. Please contact if you have any questions on projects on our preserves. 

Thank you all & stay healthy!


If you are interested in staying active on stewardship projects there are trail projects for solo or pairs in the field. Please notify Irene, Stewardship Director, at if you complete a task or see work needs in the field, or use the form above.

Pineland Public Reserved Land

  • Large branch removal needed where the trail leaves Depot Rd. going south towards 231.

Pisgah Hill

  • Stepping stone sections needed

Sam Ristich Trail

  • Remove garbage from railroad
  • Use hand tool saw to remove smaller fallen trees

Royal River Conservation Trust’s weekly volunteer trail upkeep and 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. Our work focuses on RRCT’s many public access properties, often spending several weeks in a row at the same site. RRCT is also happy to help out our trail neighbors when the Trail Crew has availability. Trail Crew attendance ranges from two and eight volunteers each week.

There is a job for everyone, no matter your shape, skills, strength. 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, invasives species management and signage. Beyond the trails the Crew does projects relating to wildlife habitat and healthy ecosystems.

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.