We have received a number of e-mails and Facebook messages over the last few months inquiring about helping out with the trails this fall. Traditionally we organize a few work parties to brush whatever trails need to be done. We’ve had mixed results as far as help goes, some turnouts are great with 10+ people but other times only a couple people show up. Unfortunately the lack of club member involvement is a problem for every snowmobile club so this isn’t an issue exclusive to our club. So in an effort to get more club members involved, we are tossing around the idea of having club members taking responsibility for maintaining a certain section of trail assigned to them. Sort of like the “adopt-a-highway” program for roads but for snowmobile trails. This would allow club members to get involved and also spread-out some of the work load done by a few key folks.
Trail maintenance responsibilities may include:
Surveying the trails for work
Organizing work plans for brushing, reporting culvert or bridge repair needs, and sign install/removal
Reporting off-season trail conditions to the trail committee
We also have some other projects we’d like to get done this fall if anyone has the resources to help with these:
Replace the T-12 fluorescent fixtures in the Lake George groomer barn with new LED lights
Add pegboard paneling to the interior wall of the Luzerne and Lake George groomer barns to help organize the trail signs
If you have any other ideas or would like to get involved with trail maintenance, please reply to this e-mail or send us a message through Facebook. We look forward to hearing from you!