Brookfield Trail Work History
2019 Work Day - April
Saturday the 27th was our major work day, with 22 members attending. We did have a few people that came and worked on the other days.
List are a few workday facts:
- Total workers 22
- Total hours worked 196
- Total amount of item 4 gravel moved - 700 tons
- Jobs completed: all downed tree branches and debris picked up; brush trimmed and removed when needed; all fire rings cleaned; all stalls in assembly and camping area cleaned and prepared for gravel fill and redone with a finer grade of Item 4 gravel (took a lot of raking and tamping!!); trash picked up in both places – DEC will remove the trash; parking pads and roads improved will Item 4 gravel. (Pictures)
2018 Work Day
A small group got together to paint the six new picnic tables we contacted to be made and deliered to the assembly area pavillion.
Monies donated for gravel for trail repair. Work done by DEC.
Trail 54 and 55 - repairs are completed; they had to reroute around the large mud hole on 55.
Trail 25 - covered exposed ground fabric and re-graveled around the culvert.
Trail 32 - started repairing this trail but due to bad weather and deer season were unable to finish the repairs.
2014 Work Day - April 26
30 volunteers; over 200 hours of effort pictures
Our focus was on the camping area, adding item 4 gravel footing in stalls and in low spots in the area. Removing dead trees and general cleanup.
First official work day - April 27. 38 volunteers; over 200 hours of effort pictures
Our focus was on refurbishing the tie stalls, making the needed repairs to make them safe, adding item 4 gravel footing in stalls and in low spots in the assembly area.
On Feb. 14th the Trail Preservation Committee Chair of the New York Plantation Walking Horse Club (NYSPWHC) received information from the DEC in Sherburne that due to lack of funding for portable toilets they we closing the Camping Area and Assembly Area, but leaving the trails open, by three months (May, Sept and Oct). We immediately started working on how to keep these area open for camping and day riding parking.
After many phone conversations, e-mails and meetings, it was decided that we would contact other clubs and horse groups to help us find the monies for this purpose and also for trail repair and maintenance. Everyone has been wonderfully supportive: Twin Tiers Trail Riders have agreed to pay for two units for the month of May, these units were installed on May 2nd. We have also received donations from a number of individuals who use and love this system, any excess monies will be used for the trails. Though our Adopt-A-Natural Resource Agreement, we will be checking all trails and bridges and making notes for the DEC on what needs to be done to keep these trails open and safe. They will choose which projects are feasible with labor and finances.
We have completed an Volunteer Stewardship Program (old:Adopt-A-Natural-Resource) form to be able to work on a couple trails in the system
Our recommendations and assistance (along with other clubs) has assisted in getting some very necessary fixes done over the last few year
Several covered stalls were added to the camping area
Tie rails put around the system at the leantos and ponds
Entrance widen for trailers
Assembly area - stall roofs and footing fixed
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