Trail Adopters

Be a Trail AdopterDO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE CATS TRAIL?  Do you hike it often?  Then please consider “adopting” the trail and help the CATS staff keep your favorite trail in top-notch condition?  Adopting a CATS trail is easy!

WHAT IS INVOLVED:
If you already walk the trails, you are already doing half the job!  Being a trail adopter means walking the trail once or twice a month and doing basic maintenance.

WHAT KIND OF MAINTENANCE
Routine maintenance would include (as needed):

  • Cutting branches and saplings growing into the trail.
  • Taking cut branches, fallen branches and logs off the trail.
  • Cutting or removing sapling stumps that could trip hikers.
  • Cutting grass and plants growing on the trail in fields and woods.
  • Monitoring drainage and fixing small problems or reporting to the CATS office larger needs such as the need for water bars, bridges, ditches, etc.
  • Posting and maintaining trail markers.
  • Removing litter from the trail.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I MIGHT HAVE TO DO?
Just keep in touch with us!  We’d ask that you:·

  • Complete an easy on-line form once a month to keep us aware of any problems or issues on your trail.
  • Become a “trail ambassador” by talking to hikers you meet out on the trail.  Tell them about CATS and ask if they would like to be added to our mailing list.

NEED TOOLS?
If you have your own tools, that’s great!  However, CATS is happy to provide you with loppers, saws, even lawn mowers when you need them.  Just give us a call and we will arrange to get you what you need.

Click here to volunteer to sign up to become a trail adopter, or to request more information on the program.  Or call the CATS office at 518-962-2287.

Already a trail adopter? Click HERE to complete your report.
Note: please download the pdf to your desktop and then use the send button at the bottom to email it to us.
And THANK YOU. Our Trail Adopters are one of our greatest assets!