I Love My Park Day 2017 – A Success

We had a great turn out today. Even though we were dampened by the rain, our spirits could not be. Plenty of projects were accomplished and new Friends made. Thank you to everyone who made Letchworth State Park’s I Love My Park Day 2017 a success.

If you have pictures that you’d like to submit for this article from the project you worked on, please send them to friends@friendsofletchworth.com. If you’d like to do more projects like these, become a member today.

 

1st Trail Clearing Event a Success!

Thank you to all who came out for the first trail clearing event.  Mother Nature was a bit brisk to start but the cool temps and cloud cover made for the perfect working weather.

The Assistant Park Manager and new FoLSP Trail Chairman went over rules and guidelines for working as a volunteer within the park.  The crew then loaded up and headed out to the bottom of the trail head so we could work our way up the trail.  If you click on the photos there is descriptions of our progress. 

We learned the need for our new trail crews is in high demand.  Letchworth will be hosting an Ultimate Marathon covering nearly the entire length of the park on both sides!  Trail 13 is just 1 of the many trails that the path will take and it needed help!  

If you’re interested in helping keep the trails open and safe please join Friends of Letchworth State Park!  Not sure who we are?  Join in the fun on I Love My Park Day and find out!  

Members Only Event: Trail Work Introductory Meeting

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 AM we are holding our first Trail Maintenance meeting at the St. Helena shelter. The purpose of this meeting will be for us to understand expectations for trail clearing and maintenance with park management. In addition, we have decided to begin an ‘Adopt a Trail’ program for those interested in maintaining a specific trail or section of trail.

We will be working on Trail #13 (the St. Helena Trail) for our exercise in practical trail work after meeting at the St. Helena shelter.

Feel free to bring appropriate hand tools for vegetation & branch trimming (hand pruners, hand saws, loppers, etc). No motorized tools, please. Insect repellent and sunscreen will be appropriate depending upon the conditions.

Please dress for working out on the trail and bring appropriate hydration for yourself.

I sincerely hope you can celebrate Earth Day 2017 with us as we kick off our newest project.

This is a FoLSP members only event.   Not a member?  It’s easy to join!  CLICK HERE