Together, the Forest Society and NH State Parks hosted a successful, safe Monadnock Trails Week after a year off due to the pandemic in 2020. This year's Trails Week saw more than 25 volunteers give nearly 350 hours of service over 5 days, improving trails on Mount Monadnock as well as Gap Mountain.
Volunteer work crews included the Punch Crew, working on the White Arrow Trail Project; the "Bridging the Gap" crew, LGBTQ2IA+ identified, working on bog bridges; Steps & Steeps Crew, working on the Marlboro Trail Project; and the Summit Cutters Crew on Gap Mountain.
"We had a huge amount of volunteer interest in joining a crew for Monadnock Trails Week this year," said Andy Crowley, Stewardship Projects Manager for the Forest Society. "If you didn't get a chance to sign up this year, or if you would like to put a special group together for 2022, please reach out to me. We want to add more local groups, build more affinity spaces, reach more regional business partners, and expand to other trails and mountain access points for next year. We will need your help to get it done!"
Thanks to all of the volunteers, Forest Society and NH State Parks staff, partners, and sponsors for making #MTW2021 possible! You can reach Stewardship Projects Manager Andy Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about future volunteer opportunities.