Trail Structures Workshop: Drainage

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Have you noticed that some trails are more eroded than others? Ever felt like the trail you were following was a stream bed? Take this workshop to find out why and learn how this can be prevented!


Drainage structures help to shed water off of our trails, which reduces erosion and increases sustainability. There are several different types of drainage structures such as dips, knicks, swales, and waterbars. 

In this workshop you will learn how drainage problems can develop on sections of trail and how to mitigate them with drainage construction and maintenance. Skills taught will include assessing trail problems, drain construction, and drain maintenance. 


Know Before You Go

  • Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots and bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.
  • Please read over our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to follow them on the trail. 

Required Forms

  • All volunteers must fill out the online OPRHP Volunteer Form and select "Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve" before the work trip.
  • For volunteers under age 18, please submit a Guardian Consent form to [email protected] prior to the volunteer day or bring the paper form the day of. A parent or guardian must be present for the volunteer day.
July 30th, 2022 8:30 AM through  2:30 PM
Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve - Wilkinson Memorial Trail
Beacon, NY 12508
United States
Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Tracy Arcella
Instructor [email protected]
For more information, contact... Volunteer Team at [email protected] and Crew Leader Brian at [email protected]