Check out some of our recent volunteer projects improving WVLT managed lands.
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Fats in the Cats
Trail Building Days
at Joppenbergh Mountain, October – December 2021
On December 4, 2021 the Wallkill Valley Land Trust and the Fats in the Cats Mountain Bike Club hosted a trail building work day on Joppenbergh Mountain in Rosendale. Over 20 volunteers from the WVLT and the Fats in the Cats Mountain Bike Club came together to work on finishing the new trail in the northern portion of the property. Work included bench cutting along hillsides to prevent erosion, clearing branches from the path, and building a small bridge across an intermittent stream. Volunteers were able to spread out over the approximately 1 mile long new trail to get the work completed. A new map was posted on the kiosk at the trailhead, but you can also find one here. The new trail has been dubbed the outcrop trail and is currently marked with purple temporary markers.
NYNJ Trail Conference
Invasives Strike Force
at Joppenbergh Mountain
September 4th, 2021
Thanks to the NY NJ Trail Conference invasive species strike force and a wonderful group of volunteers we were able to remove hundreds of invasive plants including autumn olive, oriental bittersweet, wineberry, and japanese barberry.
Community Work Day
at the Rosendale Trestle
September 18th, 2021
A wonderful group of volunteers came out to help us remove overgrown brush and clear out organic matter and trash. It takes a tremendous effort to keep this beautiful scenic viewpoint in top condition and we wouldn’t be able to do it without the help of our volunteers!
Check out the great video to the left made by Martin Weiner of Zgunks.com all about this event!