I'm so excited to change this event to a Trail Maintenance opportunity!!! Last year we had a great day working with the Orange County Land Trust to help give back to the trails. This year we will work on the Heritage Trail in Chester. Here's a tiny bit about it:
The April 26th work day will be at Birnberg Preserve, which is OCLT's latest acquisition. It's 187 acres sandwiched between Rt 17 and the Heritage Trail. The preserve entrance is right off the Heritage Trail, so its extremely accessible! We will park our vehicles at the old Camp Laguardia site. As soon as you enter Camp Laguardia, there is a Heritage Trail parking lot on the left.
Here is a trail/preserve map that we are working on. The "grand opening" of sorts for the preserve will be this summer! We will work from 10 am-12 noon. Activities: Bench installation, litter removal, brush removal.
We will park near the old Camp LaGuardia in Chester, there is a parking lot for the Heritage Trail there. I will post an address and find out what you need to bring, but I'm guessing work gloves, water, and pruning equipment if you have it. Last year they had some equipment if I recall correctly but it's always good to use what you're comfortable with. This is a great way to make a difference in the area we live in or near, and lots of people will be able to benefit from our work. :-)
When we are done we will stop in at the Rushing Duck Brewery. It is a small craft brewery only steps from the Heritage Trail in Chester. We will stop in there for a free tasting of their delicious brews. If you have a growler do bring it!!!! I will find a place to dine afterwards depending on our numbers.
Cheers!!! Happy Trails!!!! Here we will have them together!!! Or at least following each other. :-)