Trail Construction Workshop, Part II: Fieldwork Experience in Wright Woods

Matt Moore flagging new bench cut trail.

Event Details

Sunday, June 12, 2022
Session 1: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session 2: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wright Woods

Each session is limited to 20 participants. Participants should attend Part I the week before and must be at least 15 years old. The work will be physically demanding and we recommend signing up for one, three hour time slot. Working less than three hours is also possible.

Register using the form below. Parking instructions will be sent in a confirmation email.

Tools will be provided. Bring your own water and snacks. Wear sturdy shoes, such as hiking boots, and dress for weather conditions. Work will commence rain or shine. Long pants are required. Tick/mosquito repellent and sun protection are recommended. There are no bathroom facilities on site.



Constructing a bench cut trail.

Field Work Description

Volunteers will work side-by-side with a professional crew from AMC led by Matt Moore, the trail crew manager, and will help construct trails and mitigate erosion along the Red Trail and White Trail in Wright Woods. The work will include new tread construction, drainage construction, timber check dam installation, bench cut tread improvements and replanting displaced vegetation from the new trail to fill in the eroded sections.

Helpers should attend the talk given by Matt the week before on the fundamentals of trail building and maintenance that will also include an overview of the specific work being done in Wright Woods.



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