New Skills, Better Trails

June 20, 2020
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference


New Skills, Better Trails


As the Trail Conference shifted to a period of digital-only workshops this spring, our volunteers took full advantage of learning new skills, such as graffiti removal, through our online webinars.

Once volunteers were given the green light to resume fieldwork, leaders Walt and Jane Daniels put their education to good use, removing graffiti on park property. When Felicity Arengo, one of Jane’s maintainers, was looking for something to do, Jane encouraged her to watch the webinar. Armed with new skills, Felicity and Elaine Chapnik then showed impressive effort obliterating graffiti on boulders in Sylvan Glen Park Preserve in Mohegan Lake, N.Y.

A huge thanks to these volunteers for improving the trail experience in Westchester County!