Building Trails in Wetlands and Wet Areas
Pedestrian trails that provide access to wetlands and stream banks offer some of the most unique opportunities for people to observe and interact with nature in particularly exceptional ways. The unique and specialized environment of wetlands demands specialized trail planning, design, and management approaches to protect and sustain these increasingly rare environments. In September the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and Penn Trails will be conducting two workshops that will focus on planning, design and managing trails, specifically in wetlands and wet areas.
Workshop one will be held September 17 – 18, hosted by Allegheny Land Trust at the Sewickley Hills Borough Building with a project site at the Audubon Greenway Conservation Area. More information & Register.
Workshop two will be held the following week, September 24 – 25, hosted by the Kings Gap Environmental Education center with a project site on the Lower Irish Gap trail. More information & Register.
To accommodate social distancing and other guidelines from the PA Department of Health, registration will be limited. Participants must bring and wear appropriate seasonal work clothes, rain gear and boots (no sneakers!), and bring a water bottle, work gloves and protective eye wear for construction. All other tools and materials will be provided. Questions? Please email [email protected].