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New postby Birdman » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:44 pm

Dave have you seen the June 2 press release? The DEC is dedicating a five-person trail crew to the Catskill Park to celebrate National Trails Day. The press release lists out 5 projects. Regards. Ed
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New postby traprocker » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:50 am

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New postby dave » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:25 am

DEC Dedicates Five-Person Trail Crew to Catskill Park to Celebrate National Trails Day

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the dedication of a five-person summer trail crew for the Catskill Park to celebrate National Trails Day. This trail crew will work in DEC Regions 3 and 4 on five separate trail projects. The Catskill Park contains more than 290 miles of trails enjoyed by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts every year.

Commissioner Seggos said, "The Catskills are a beautiful, world-renowned destination easily accessible to millions of people in nearby communities, including New York City, who flock to the area for its scenic vistas, clean air, and wholesome recreational activities. This trail crew will complement our ongoing work and help complete a number of important trail projects. What a great way to celebrate National Trails Day!"

The Catskill Park is a recreational resource to New Yorkers and continues to see the number of users increase every year. Its close proximity to New York City make it one of the most popular hiking destinations in the state. Dedicating a trail crew to maintain and improve these areas will protect this spectacular natural resource, improve public safety, and enhance outdoor experiences for tens of thousands of New Yorkers to enjoy.

National Trails Day is organized by the American Hiking Society and is the only nationally coordinated event that unites muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails.

This crew will complete the following projects in the Catskill Park:
1. Gulf of Mexico Bridge: Replace 40' Bridge on the Neversink - Hardenberg Trail
2. Overlook Mountain Loop and Connector Trails: Construction of short easy loop trails and a connector trail leading to the 3. Overlook Spur Trail from the new access point.
4. Winnisook/Denning Bridge: Replacement of a 20' bridge
5. Elm Ridge Trail Connector: Make the South Connector trail from the Cranberry Bog Trail to the Middle Mountain Trail as approved in the June 2015 Elm Ridge UMP Amendment.
6. Colgate Lake Trail /Accessible Feature Rehab
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