Trail Crew – Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Wednesday at 10:00am: May 25, 2022 Intervale Preserve: This week we will wrap up the collaborative projects with the Fiddlehead School students. We have permission to park in the church parking lot at the intersection of Church Rd and Gloucester Hill Road.

We will water the plants that we planted last week, finish up the decking for the platform, build a basic bench, and install signposts.

Equipment needed: post hole diggers, tape measures, drills/drivers/bits, and long levels.

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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 2-10+ volunteers each week.

There is a job for everyone, no matter your shape, skills, or 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 focuses on creatively, sustainably, safely, and efficiently completing RRCT’s physical work goals. Trail Crew tackles a variety of on-site trail building issues including route finding and trail alignment, brush and wood clearing, water management, wetland and stream crossings, treadway stabilization, invasive 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. Tick checks are a must and bringing bug repellent ain’t a bad idea.