Trail Building at the Maplehurst Natural Area

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Date(s) - 09/27/2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Camp Maplehurst



Help us build trail at the new Maplehurst Natural Area! Volunteers will take part in all tasks required to complete an estimated 6 miles of sustainable, multi-use trails on the newly protected property.

You can read more about the Maplehurst Natural Area on our website:

The Basics:
GTRLC will supply gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, trail building and maintenance, no prior experience necessary! This will be a strenuous event, with participants hiking up to 4 miles and swinging hefty trail tools.

What will volunteers be doing:
Clearing the trail corridor with loppers, handsaws and rakes
Establishing the trail bed with hand tools
Finishing touches including compaction, sign installation and more

What should I bring?
Dress for the weather! Always check the forecast in advance
Sturdy, close toed shoes that can handle some mud
Bring a re-usable water bottle and some snacks
Sunscreen and bug spray for your safety and comfort


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! If you have any questions, please contact Jon Throop at or (231) 922-1259