Trail Workdays & Crew Leaders
If you’d like to help build and maintain trail, we have a workday going on somewhere in the state almost every weekend of the year and on some weekdays too. Below is a list of volunteer trail crew leaders in different areas. Please contact them for more information about upcoming workdays and how you can get involved. To find a date that works for you, search the calendar or find a location near you.
Les Love – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pisgah National Forest
Doug Veazey – email@example.com
Tanawha Trail through Cone Park
Randy Johnson – firstname.lastname@example.org
John Lanman – email@example.com
South Ashe County
Jim Hallsey – firstname.lastname@example.org
North Ashe County
Doug Smith – DESmith@aol.com
Steven Joines – email@example.com
Stone Mountain to Elkin
Bob Hillyer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Parks
Jay Young – email@example.com
Steven Mierisch – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Simpson – email@example.com
Eastern Guilford County
Greg Yahn- firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Squire – email@example.com
Jim Suiter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn Williams – email@example.com
John Willis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Dietrich – email@example.com
Jeff Brewer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Croatan Task Force
Dave Whitlow – email@example.com
Workdays are sometimes new trail construction and sometimes maintenance of existing trail. Work may include using a rake and mattock (similar to a pickaxe) to dig new trail and remove small roots, clearing brush, moving logs, and picking up debris.
FMST will supply most of the tools for workdays, but extra loppers and mattox are welcome.
Please wear work clothes and bring a bag lunch, plenty of water, work gloves, hiking boots, and sunscreen. Sorry no dogs allowed at our workdays for safety reasons. If you are under the age of 18, please consult us before attending workdays.
Members of our Falls Lake Task Force-certified sawyers with specialized training- created this video about the use of a griphoist to improve safety when working with large trees on the trail. Other trail crew leaders & volunteers may find this information very helpful in their work but we caution viewers to understand that use of this type of equipment should only be implemented by properly trained sawyers.