New Update!! As so many people are allergic to P-ivy (including me), our host has agreed for us to work on the other side of the road which is P-ivy free. There will be another group working there too. I hope this will encourage more to join us, and for those that are wary to be more comfortable in joining us. Please consider joining us to give back to the trails..... :-) I will still bring the P-ivy stuff just in case!!! :-)
Here comes something very cool, we will be doing trail maintenance and helping to create a new walkway on an old railroad bed in the Moonbeams Preserve in Bloomingburg. I checked out the site today and it looks like a good place to put a nature walk. The old railbed is raised at the far (1/2 mile from the cars) end where an old trestle used to cross a great little creek (cool crayfish things!!). The stone remains of the trestle base are still there and lots of old railroad ties.
We will be removing weeds either by pulling them up or digging them up. We will also remove fallen sticks and stuff. They will provide tools but we should bring our own gloves, water, snacks. They may provide snacks too. There is poison ivy so if you are allergic this may not be for you, or wear long pants/boots and use the p-ivy stuff Tecnu or Ivy Block, both of which I will bring.
For more info on the preserve check out http://www.oclt.org/preserves/our-preserves/moonbeams
This is just this side of the mountain that goes over to Wurtsboro, roughly 15 minutes from Middletown off Rt. 17. No Meetup fee for this. We will dine afterwards as usual, probably at the Quickway Diner or in Middletown. :-)