Trail Steward

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is seeking seasonal Trail Stewards to educate and assist the public in the safe, responsible, and enjoyable use of trails. Stewards are stationed at Breakneck Ridge, on the Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain, or on summits in the Catskills on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day. They provide helpful outreach and information about park regulations, hiker safety, preparedness, and other best practices. In addition to readying hikers, Stewards help discourage and mitigate misuse of trails and the surrounding land through their education and public relations work.

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Trail Conference Conservation Corps

The Trail Conference Conservation Corps is now accepting applications for the 2018 season!  If you have a love of the outdoors, a passion for hard work, and a thirst for knowledge, becoming a Trail Conference Conservation Corps Member might be for you. 

Currently there are twenty 900 hour positions available in several locations throughout the Lower Hudson Valley with our Invasives Strike Force and Trail Building Crews. These are 900 hour positions serving April 27 through October 16, 2018.  There are also currently three 675 hour positions available with the Terrestrial Invasives Strike Force Crew. These 675 hour positions serve from May 17 through September 17.

The Conservation Corps offers optional housing at the Welch Trail Education Center 

Apply online now.