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Weekend Workshops Teach the Skills to Become a Master Naturalist, Outdoors Woman

Posted in Nonprofit Partners | by, Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, Tags: , , , , , , ,

By Hope Rogers, Trail Conference Volunteer For people who want to learn more about the natural world and find concrete ways to support it, or…


Opening of Doris Duke Trail Celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting Hike

Text and photos by Andrea MinoffrnrnThe weather couldn’t have been better as a large group of enthusiastic hikers, ranging in age from the single digits…


A History of the Old Croton Aqueduct

Posted in Nonprofit Partners | by, Thursday, September 3rd, 2015, Tags: , , , , , , ,

How New York City’s search for a clean water supply led to history-filled hiking opportunities By Robert Ward, Trail Conference Volunteer In the 1820s, New…

Four Years of Compost, Community, and Inspired Journalism

Happy fourth birthday to 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner ecoRI News! Approaching its fifth year in operation, the Rhode Island-based nonprofit journalistic initiative has a…


Harriman, Sterling Forest Trail Towns Work to Embrace Hiking Community

The towns of Suffern, Hillburn, Sloatsburg, and Tuxedo, surrounded by the great green havens of Harriman and Sterling Forest state parks, are recognizing an economic…


Damaged Bridge Brings Together a Diverse Community of Hikers

Posted in Nonprofit Partners | by, Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015, Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Long Distance Trails Crew and MEVO join forces to repair and improve footbridge in Ramapo Mountain State Forest built by Eagle Scout Text by Bob…


Trail Maintainers Are Getting a Crash Course in Invasive Species

Posted in Nonprofit Partners | by, Thursday, July 30th, 2015, Tags: , , , , , ,

Trail maintainers are the Trail Conference’s front line in keeping hiking paths open and safe. They remove blowdowns, clear overgrowth, reblaze trails, and report hazardous conditions…