Trail Crew Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Wednesday at 10:00am: August 4, 2021Broad Cove Reserve: Trail Crew will assist neighboring Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust (CCLT) with the removal of blowdowns at the Broad Cove Reserve. Chainsaws, bucksaws, a come-along, PPE, and a log roller would be helpful equipment to bring. Park at the parking lot immediately on the right after turning off of Route 88 and we will hike a short distance to the project site.

Wednesday at 10:00am: August 11, 2021 – TBD: Location and details forthcoming.

Wednesday at 10:00am: August 18, 2021Sam Ristich Nature Trail: Trail Crew will assist the Town of North Yarmouth with reworking a set of trail steps on the Sam Ristich Trail. Stay tuned for specifics regarding parking location and equipment needs.

Wednesday at 10:00am: August 25, 2021Sam Ristich Nature Trail: Trail Crew will finish assisting the Town of North Yarmouth with reworking a set of trail steps on the Sam Ristich Trail. Stay tuned for specifics regarding parking location and equipment needs.

Wednesday at 10:00am: September 1, 2021Riverfront Woods Preserve: Trail Crew will assist the Town of Yarmouth with ADA improvements to the Carriage Trail at Riverfront Woods Preserve. Parking is located at the end of Riverfront Drive. Stay tuned for equipment needs.

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Royal River Conservation Trust’s weekly volunteer trail upkeep and construction program is prepped by volunteers or staff, 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. Bug repellents and tick checks are also de rigueur.