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Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium
Join the DC Crew for our third work trip on the Melvin Hazen Trail. We will be continuing our work to replace a bridge, installing cribbing nearby to slow erosion on the trail and building dips for erosion control. Meet first outside of the Rock Creek Park Nature Center at 8:20 AM. We will gather tools and carpool to the nearby trailhead. Expect to finish around noon. Bring clothing and footwear that can get muddy; bug spray is also recommended.
Project: Trail maintenance, repair, and construction. Mostly digging! Details: • We will have a safety talk before heading out to the work site. • The work site is about a half mile walk from the parking area. • We generally work from 9 to 3, with a break for lunch. Leave parking by 4pm. • There are rest rooms at the parking area . None on the trail. To Bring: • Water 2 liters minimum. • Snacks, lunch, work clothes, work gloves. • Work or hiking boots. Sneakers or trail running shoes are not appropriate for trail work. • Rain gear if weather looks damp. • Clothing appropriate for the weather. • Any medications that might be needed, inhaler, epi pen, etcetera. • It is always tick season, make sure to bring DEET or pre treat clothing with permethrin!! I Provide • tools, glasses, hard hats. • Wearing hard hats and safety glasses is required. Please email me to sign up or with questions. [masked] or [masked]
Prince William Forest Park, Turkey Run Education Center
Join the Spooky Beaver Trail Crew to maintain the 37 miles of hiking paths in historic Prince William Forest Park, Triangle, VA . Wear boots and dress for the weather; bring water, a trail lunch, and leather work gloves. We typically work until 2:30 pm, but you can leave as you like. Please let Mark Ellis know if you are coming via [masked] or (703)[masked] (voice/text).
Training for new and experienced trail maintainers Learn about: • Work trip safety and planning • tools • Clipping, mowing • blazing • cleaning water bars • rolling grade dips • check dams mowing • and more! This is Fun. Really. This is on the job training. We will walk a trail section with tools and practice the tasks necessary for routine trail maintenance. We will be walking and working, probably not more than a mile each way. To Bring: • Water, snacks, lunch. • Gloves • Bug spray, sun screen • Clippers or loppers if you have them I will provide hard hats, safety glasses. Email me with questions [masked]