Trail Crew, Wednesdays at 10 am

Scroll far below for program details and description.  Join us!


Wednesday September 25th, 10:00 am. The big day is here! Working with Erik at the Town of Yarmouth, we’ll begin work on kiosks and trail boardwalks at Yarmouth’s brand new Riverfront Woods Preserve, Yarmouth’s newest preserve with an RRCT Conservation Easement and so much support from RRCT donors. Heavy gloves are a must, and a spare power drill or spare tools might be helpful. Meet at the new trailhead parking lot at the very end of the new Riverfront Drive in Yarmouth. The road is new, so don’t rely on GPS. Riverfront Drive leaves East Elm Street at the intersection of East Elm and North.  

Wednesday, October 2nd, 10:00 am.  Likely at Riverfront Woods again.  Stay tuned for details.  

Program Details

Trail Crew is you. Royal River Conservation Trust’s weekly volunteer trail construction program is 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 winter-spring 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 it on your calendar as your regular Wednesday morning ritual. The focus will be on creatively, sustainably, safely, and efficiently completing RRCT’s physical work goals. Trail Crew will address a variety of on-site trail building 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 will bring 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. Dogs are not encouraged to attend this program (mostly for their own safety) though we don’t mind if the right dog joins us. The trails we build will be perfect to return to with dogs and the entire family.