Higley Trails Day


Saturday, November 4th
9 AM at the Park Office

If Possible, Print & Complete the Volunteer Waiver Beforehand:

Click Here for Waiver

Waivers will be collected when you arrive.  Those who can’t complete a waiver ahead of time will be provided one when you arrive.  

  • Volunteers can identify areas they wish to work when handing in their waivers. 
  • Instructions & equipment for their area will be provided when you arrive.

Please Bring Garden Rakes
or Loppers if you Can
And a Camera!!

We’re hoping for lots of candids.
Send them to Judy at jfuhr@twcny.rr.com

    Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy shoes and may want to wear work gloves.

General Description of Tasks:  

  • Cast aside debris from the cutting of hazard trees on all trails.     
  • Loppers are needed on all trails. Seedlings are sprouting up and growing rapidly.  We need to trim back seedlings and small growth 2 feet back from trails’ edges to keep them from leaning into the trails when snow laden. 
  • Spindly beech trees are growing tall near trails. They are easy to identify because they have leaves similar to elm and leaves are still on. It is very important to cut at ground level so that someone falling does not incur an injury and also to prevent puncturing tires on Park equipment.
  • Toss any light branches aside
  • Check signage at intersections. If in need of replacement, let Judy know 
  • Level out any piles of woodchips that have been pre-piled on trails. Bank outside edge of curves higher.    

Trails Day Project:

  • Someone to man toll booth until 10:00A.M.
  • Wood chips spreading, 2 on gators, 2 to 4 raking
  • Signage: put out new trail maps-one crew for each side of the road
  • Renew junction numbers where needed
  • Take down and paint signs by old Nature Center
  • Put out road signs
  • Walk trails and put out trail difficulty and steep hill signs
  • Go into woods along Warm Brook where spindly beech trees lean in and trim them out
  • Go into woods along Old Pine where spindly beech trees lean in and trim them out
  • Trim edge of Overlook paralleling Park driveway and pick up branches
  • Clean in lodge and man the refreshments for workers
  • Take a step ladder, cover solar panel on trail lights on E-Z and identify which ones and how many need replacement. Mark those needing replacement with surveyor’s tape.
  • Wax and prep rental skis for winter

The Following Trails will also need edge trimming and branches picked up:

  • E-Z
  • Warm Brook
  • Beaver Pond
  • Wood’s trail
  • Pine trail
  • Toadstool
  • Cedar Brook
  • Raquette Ridge