Covid-Era Update: RRCT’s Trail Crew program on Wednesdays at 10:00 am has a safe and successful record during the Covid era. We meet at a given preserve listed below in the Trail Crew schedule below. Due to COVID – 19 we require that all Trail Crew participants bring a mask to wear and maintain a 6-foot distance from other participants. We ask for best-possible judgment regarding dogs and leashes, to avoid incidents. For more details on work-day expectations, scroll to the bottom of this page.
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Wednesdays at 10:00am: April 14, 2021 – Pisgah Hill Preserve
This week, Trail Crew will visit Pisgah Hill Preserve to conduct general trail trimming and assess the trail for future work projects. This should be a relatively light work day, but the hike has steep and rugged sections. Plan to bring along your favorite trimming, pruning, or cutting tool along with any appropriate PPE. The parking lot is located at approximately 74 Dougherty Road in New Gloucester with room for extra parking on the road shoulder. More information can be found here. More hands make less work – see you there!
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.