Improving Signage and Trail Blazes at the Peter’s Kill area of Minnewaska
May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteers will work with New York-New Jersey Trail Conference members and Park Preserve staff to install posts with trail blazes on a currently unmarked section of trail. The goal is to clearly define the trail for hikers, reducing the risk of social paths developing as hikers search for the correct route. Volunteers will use posthole diggers and shovels to create the holes in which to insert the posts. Then, they will level the posts and fill the holes back in. If weather conditions allow, volunteers will also paint these posts. Some tasks will be physically demanding and may involve carrying, lifting and bending. It is recommended that volunteers bring work gloves, waterproof boots and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty, as this project may be muddy and wet. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own tools. This family program is appropriate for children over the age of 13, accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Due to COVID protocols, the total number of participants for this program is limited to five individuals. All participants must wear face coverings or keep a minimum of six-foot distance away from others who are not part of their immediate household. Meet at the Lower Parking Area. For more information or questions, please call Minnewaska at 845-255-0752. Pre-registration is required by visiting: www.ptny.org/ilovemypark.