West Jersey Trail Crew

West Jersey Trail Crew
Northwest Jersey
West Jersey Crew AT Vernon - Photo Monica Day

Meeting Place:

The West Jersey Trail Crew works is several North Jersey parks. We meet at various locations and trailheads depending on our projects.

Work Days:

May run any day

Frequency:

Please see upcoming events for details.

About the Crew

The West Jersey Trail Crew, in it's 17th year, does all aspects of trail work in western New Jersey's parks and forests. During our Spring and Fall work seasons, we meet mostly on Saturdays. We work on projects like restoring trails that have been damaged by over-use, remediation of erosion, bridges and step-stone stream crossings, stone retaining walls and steps to support steep trails, and our favorite - building a completely new trail.

Where We Work

We work on projects in parks in Western New Jersey:

  • High Point State Park
  • Stokes State Forest
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • Worthington State Forest
  • Jenny Jump State Park
  • Appalachian Trail (regionally)
  • Swartswood State Park
  • Wawayanda State Park

Training

  • All are welcome (under 18 need permissions), no matter what your experience at trail work is. We will be happy to teach you - all we ask is that you come ready to work hard and have a great time with some really great people.
  • We supply all the tools, you bring your lunch, water, gloves, hard hat and weather-appropriate clothing. We will send an email notification to everybody early in the week of a work trip, detailing the what-where-when details.

Season Schedule

The West Jersey Crew's Spring 2017 work dates are posted on the events page and can be viewed on the View all West Jersey Trail Crew page.
Additional worktrips on June 3, 10, and 24 will be postde when we have the worktrip details available.
 

Upcoming Work Trips

West Jersey Trail Crew - Trail Building | Appalachian Trail, Worthington State Forest
April 21, 2018
09:00 am
West Jersey Trail Crew - Trail Building | Appalachian Trail, Pochuck Boardwalk
April 28, 2018
09:00 am
West Jersey Trail Crew - Trail Building | Appalachian Trail, Worthington State Forest
May 5, 2018
09:00 am

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