August 14th: Trail Restoration

Once again, M.E.V.O. will be volunteering with The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to help restore damaged hiking trail land at Bear Mountain State Park, in Bear Mountain, New York.After the recent reroute of the Appalachian Trail (AT) at Bear Mountain, there is still work to be done to repair the soil erosion on the closed sections of the old AT. We will be installing check dams and covering over the old trail with natural organic features.  Please keep in mind that the work we will be doing is very arduous and strenuous, and the physical labor will be very tiring. We will be carpooling to this event to reduce CO2 emissions (fewer cars = less CO2). Please be sure to wear boots, jeans, and clothes you can get dirty. Bring lots of water and lunch, as we will be working well into the day. We will be meeting at the Ramapo Valley County Reservation (a.k.a. “The Res”) parking lot in Mahwah, NJ at 8:00 a.m., and carpool to Bear Mountain from there.  We will be back in Mahwah at 5:00 p.m. If you want to lend a helping hand, then send an e-mail to with your name, age, and phone number.

Remember that ALL are welcome to volunteer, regardless of past participation.

If you have any questions or concerns about volunteer events, feel free to call
(201) 637-0522