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Trail Building at Needleseye Park

  • July 07, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Needleseye Boulder Park

Help Active SWV maintain trails in our public lands! Active Southern West Virginia and the New River Gorge Trail Alliance are working together to maintain area hiking and biking trails as part of NRGTA's $1.4 million ARC grant.

What: The work will consist of opening up the trail corridor and beginning the process of establishing a sustainable tread surface. Work will end at 3:00 pm participants can come and go as they please. Don't feel obligated to stay for the entire event. Any and all help is welcomed.You can join us at The Grove for after work refreshments directly after the event. 

When: Saturday July 7th. Meeting location will be at 9 am at Fayette County Court House or at 9:30 at the Needles Eye Trail Head.

What to Bring: Bring lunch and water (no food or water provided). Also, please bring any hand tools that might be useful, such as shovels, hand trimmers/clippers, loppers, Pulaski/mattocks, hand saws, etc. Training and supervision will be provided by NRGTA staff.

What to Expect: Expect to get your feet wet and be prepared for a good workout!

What to Wear: Work gloves, long pants and good footwear (boots/shoes) that can get muddy. Dress for the weather and wear layers for your work.

Who to Bring: Due to the nature of the work, we kindly ask that anyone under 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

RSVP Required: If you plan to attend, you must RSVP with Billy Strasser at He needs your contact information in case of cancellation due to weather. This event can only take a maximum of 15 volunteers – RSVP today!

For more information about NRGTA and its trail grant, check out or During the volunteer work day, NRGTA staff will also share more information about their ongoing 2 and a half year project.

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