Volunteer Trail Work Day set for June 27

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Volunteers are invited to social distance and wear facial masks as they take part in Volunteer Trail Work Day on the Tug Hill Traverse Trail in the heart of Tug Hill from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

Volunteers will need to work in a group of no more than 10 people in one section of the trail. In order to anticipate numbers and organize efficiently, registration is required. Contact the Tug Hill Trail by phone at 315-779-8240, by email at lgibbs@tughilltomorrow.org, or online at www.tughilltomorrowlandtrust.org.

Once registered, members will receive additional information, such as driving directions and meeting location information.

The Traverse Trail is located within the East Branch of Fish Creek State Forest lands in Lewis County towns of Montague, Martinsburg, Osceola and West Turin. Volunteers will start with maintenance of the completed 3-mile section running between Michigan Mills Road and the G&W Road (Glenfield and Western Railroad Bed).

Volunteers should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather, and bring water, snacks/lunch, work gloves, face mask, insect repellent, sunscreen or hat, and tools if available, such as a hand saw, lopping shears or trimming shears.

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is a non-profit regional organization that works with private landowners to protect and foster responsible stewardship practices of working forest, farm, recreation and wild lands in northern New York’s 2,100 square-mile Tug Hill region.

Tug Hill Tomorrow also offers programs and outings that promote an appreciation of the region’s natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations. The Tug Hill region covers parts of Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego counties.

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