Maybe you waited too long in previous years to block some time to do trail work – our calendars get booked up so fast. Don’t let that happen this year. The trails need your help. Block some vacation time now and plan to go help out on a trail. Here are 4 opportunities this year to do work on the Finger Lakes Trail with an Alley Cat crew:
1. Re-route trail near Cannonsville Reservoir to take 9 miles off road. Clear an abandoned rail bed, build bridges and drainage over 3 small creeks. Tentative dates are June 3 through 7.
2. Demolish & rebuild a bridge over Shindagan Creek In Shindagan Hollow State Forest. Mid-summer dates to be announced.
3. Build a new lean-to in Danby State Forest. Mid-summer dates to be announced.
4.Build a new lean-to in New Michigan State Forest Sept. 20 through 25.
Block the dates on your calendar. Contact Matt Branneman (email@example.com, 607-220-7812) and ofer your services now or let him know to notify you when some dates are firmed up. You’ll love the exercise, the comraderie, and the good feeling of helping to build trails and trail resources for hikers to enjoy.