Fall Trail Building Workshop

Second Saturdays

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month, we will host a volunteer event that focuses on ecological restoration activities including invasive species removal, seed collecting, and native plant installation. Volunteers may also be involved with trail maintenance, general clean-up, or other tasks that help visitors better enjoy our magnificent natural areas.

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Fall Trail Building Workshop

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a free hands-on workshop focused on the basics of trail building. Learn how thoughtful trail design keeps our communities, streams, and natural areas healthy. Local experts will cover proper tool selection, trail design, and building techniques to help you create or reimagine your own nature trail and maximize the enjoyment of your land.

We’ll cover tips to reduce trail maintenance, reroute trails or correct issues, and lower the impact on your natural area.

Participants will walk and learn from the trails at Seidman Park, have the opportunity to build a new trail, and decommission an existing trail.

Kent County’s Seidman Park is a 400-acre natural area of rolling hills, coldwater streams, wetlands, and oak woodlands. This park also contains a segment of the North Country Trail, which stretches from New York to North Dakota and is the longest continuous trail in the National Trails System.

All are welcome. Training and all supplies are included. Great for all ages! Bring a water bottle, gloves, and dress appropriately for the weather and for getting your hands dirty.

Pre-registration is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. To register contact Kent County Parks Volunteer Services at park.volunteers@kentcountymi.gov or 616-826-0438.

This workshop is hosted by North Country Trail Association – Western Michigan Chapter, Trout Unlimited, Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Kent County Parks, REI, and U.S. Forest Service.

Details

Date:
November 9
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/448969689038140/

Organizer

Land Conservancy of West Michigan
Phone:
616-451-9476
Website:
naturenearby.org

Venue

Seidman Park
8155 Conservation St NE
Ada, MI 49301 United States
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