Join in the work of preserving access to the creek

Trail Crew Schedule
for Saturdays in July and August (10-12am, except as noted) no special expertise required

July 15 – Boice family Park

Meet at main entrance on Creekside Drive at 9am (special early start for this event)

  • GOAL: Carry in new planks for Orange Trail boardwalk. Remove old broken ones, attach new ones, and staple chicken wire or hardware cloth the length of the boardwalk when finished to prevent slipping on it when wet.

We are hoping for a good turnout, as there is a lot of work to be done on this walkway, including removing mud leaves into debris from around the base of the structure to help preserve the parts that are not currently rotten, demolition, and removal of the rotten portions and replacement with new materials.

All volunteers should bring work gloves, bug dope and good boots for the wet and muddy ground we will be working in.  Tools to bring if you have them: hoes and steel rakes, Demolition tools (claw hammers, pry bars) Wheel barrows, Cordless saws, drills and drivers.

July 22 – Driscoll Landing

Meet at main entrance on Driscoll Road

  • Replace rotten board on first boardwalk
  • Pull knotweed around the parking lot
  • Open up trail from pullout to picnic table

Bring work gloves, loppers, clippers, water, bug dope.

July 29 – Kelly Park

Meet at main entrance on Ralph Street, at the rear of the parking lot.

  • Cut back and tidy up John Romano Nature Trail extension

Bring work gloves, loppers, clippers, water, bug dope.

August 5 – Axe Factory Preserve (Joe)

Meet at main entrance at the end of Axe Street, Ballston Spa

  • Clear trail from upper ruins to former bridge site (terminus)

Bring work gloves, loppers, clippers, water, bug dope.

August 12 – Boice Park

Meet at the far end of Creekside Drive, where the pavement ends.

  • Wade into creek to trim branches from fallen pines.

Come prepared to wade and get wet. Bring loppers, hand saws, work gloves that can get wet, water, bug dope

Pedal The Creek Preparation

Even if you don’t pedal you can support our Pedal the Creek Bike Tour by volunteering to join the crew with preparations in August or on the day of the tour, Saturday September 16th,  Contact Rich at rbashant@gmail.com for more information.

Park Steward Team

If you have more time and are looking for more of a long term project you could join a park steward team and help maintain access at one of our parks along the Creek  If interested, contact Eric at ballstonspavet@gmail.com