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Earth Day, Volunteer Opportunities

Celebrate Earth Day working to build a new sustainable trail system with Friends of Michaux, district staff, and members of the community. The Hearth Tender Trail is a stacked loop beginner to moderate hiking/biking trail system adjacent to Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The trail will connect into the existing Pole Steeple trail. When completed, the trail will include three different loops (3/4 mile, 1.4 mile, and a 4.1 mile loop).

On April 22nd, we will work on starting the construction of the 1.4 mile loop of the trail by digging, clearing, and tamping ground to create a quality sustainable trail tread.

After the workday, join us at Laurel Lake pavilion at Pine Grove State Park for a cookout provided by the Friends of Michaux State Forest.

What to Bring:

  • Hand tools will be provided but if you have a favorite tool you are welcome to bring it.
  • We’ll be using hoes, pick mattocks, cutter mattocks, rakes, wheelbarrows, and shovels.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and boots/sneakers.
  • Bring eye protection and gloves.
  • Bring snacks and plenty of water.

Rain or shine, may be canceled in the event of severe weather.

Directions & Parking:
The work site is located on Old Railroad Bed Road, (GPS Coordinates: 40.03546, -77.28477) about a mile past the Pole Steeple Trail Parking Lot (https://goo.gl/maps/WJBLfXhEiXKTpFQx6).
Parking will be tight due to the limited parking spaces along Old Railroad Bed Rd. There will be a person assisting with where to park.

The cookout afterwards will be at the Laurel Lake Pavilion at Pine Grove Furnace State Park https://goo.gl/maps/Box73WppJ85Lhaqv7 (GPS Coordinates: 40.04135, -77.26981)

To Sign-Up:
Please complete the Friends of Michaux Monthly Work Trip Sign-up Form Hearth Tender Trail Sign-up no later than April 15, 2023. Be sure to complete this form so that we can contact you directly should plans change.

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Friends of Michaux: Earth Day Hearth Tender Workday