OUR CHAPTER OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES TAKE ACTION VOLUNTEER

Aug 14-15 (Mon – Tues) SIAMESE PONDS TRAILWORK /BACKPACK

We'll hike in from the Rt. 8 trail head to the lean to where we'll set up camp. From here, we'll cover the trail from the leanto to the ponds. On Friday, we'll hike out, working on the trail from the lean to trail head. Activities will include trail work (brushing out, water bars, etc.) and trash removal. Nothing is going to be difficult or physically demanding, but this is a work trip. This your chance to combine a backpacking trip with trail work. Dates are flexible, by a day either way depending on the weather. No calls after 9:00 please.

Leader & Reservations: David Pisaneschi, 459-5969
dpisanes@nycap.rr.com
Time & Place: TBA
Car Pool Fee: TBA

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Help Monitor Illegal ATV Use of the Taconic Crest Trail (TCT)

The Albany Chapter and Taconic Hiking Club have been monitoring the issue of ATV trespass on the TCT. A local forest ranger has been vigorously enforcing state regulations, and has apprehended several riders. DEC has repaired ATV damage on sections of the trail and posted positive signage at several trailhead locations. It's important that we hike the trail and monitor any illegal ATV activity. Please help us monitor ATV activity on the TCT.

Report any incidences to:

DEC Ranger : Hannah O'Connor,
Hannah.Oconnor@dec.ny.gov
c: (518) 414-4605
o: (518) 357-1261
Dispatch: (518)408-5850

Please also copy ADK at:
David Pisaneschi,
Albany ADK, ESP,
PO Box 2116, Albany, NY 12220

or at dapadk@gmail.com

Please include descriptions of individuals and vehicles, license numbers, along with date, time and location on trail. PLEASE DO NOT CHALLENGE OR CONFRONT ATV USERS. Any photos of ATVs and damage along the trail would also be useful.

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If you have questions or want to know more about these issues, please contact David Pisaneschi at: dapadk@gmail.com or 459-5969.


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