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SMC Trail Work in South Mountain Reservation

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ORGANIZATION: South Mountain Conservancy

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Trail Work Crew
Saturday June 4th, 2022
9AM-Noon
Meet at: Locust Grove Parking Lot off Glen Ave in Millburn.
(Best parking is across the street in the commuter lot near the Millburn library.)

Wait, a Saturday!!! Yes, as part of National Trails Day (A Day of Service for Hometown Trails and the People Who Love Them), we will be holding our monthly trail work crew meetup on Saturday the 4th.

The group will be working on -- and hopefully finishing up -- the swampy trail extension up near the Crest Drive loop. This project was begun in April and consists of 100+ feet of new trail. As the area is exposed to direct sunlight, to inhibit weed growth, we are building a trail bed with a weed-suppressing fabric covered by a mixture of stone and sand.

Trail work can be physically challenging. Participants must be 15+ years. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should plan on bringing gloves, though backup gloves will be available. Tools, water, and a snack will be provided. (Registration is not required)

Following CDC guidelines, vaccinated people need not follow any mask guidelines:

Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html)

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About South Mountain Conservancy

Location:

PO BOX 273, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ 07079, US

Mission Statement

Preserve and enhance the 2,110-acre South Mountain Reservation (SMR) in Essex County, New Jersey, including its trails, infrastructure and natural beauty. Promote the responsible use of the Reservation and environmental awareness through free hikes, activities, educational programs and public service efforts, including advising local government agencies, and channeling public opinion to them, and overseeing projects. Partners with the Essex County Park System and allied organizations in support of the above objectives.

Description

The Conservancy depends entirely on volunteers to achieve its mission of preserving, enhancing, and promoting the Reservation. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and are of all ages, skills and abilities. What we share in common is an appreciation for the treasure of the Reservation, and a willingness to insure it's healthy survival. The Conservancy plans, organizes and runs several group and individual volunteer efforts that involve planting and forest regeneration, hiking trail maintenance and construction, and litter removal.

CAUSE AREAS

Environment
Environment

WHEN

Sat Jun 04, 2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

Locust Grove Parking LotGlen and LackawannaBt the Millburn LIbrary and Train StationMillburn, NJ 07041

SKILLS

  • Landscaping

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • 3 hours
  • Strong back :)

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