SMART started as a local volunteer trail-maintenance group that was formed in the autumn of 1999 to perform trail maintenance at Mercer County Park, New Jersey. By 2001 we had 23 registered volunteer members and in 2006 we exceeded the 50 member mark. We are affiliated with JORBA and IMBA.
Monthly Trail Work: Every third Saturday of the month, you can give back to the park by working with JORBA/SMART by cleaning up and maintaining the trails of MCP. Please check the SMART website for specific dates. Membership/waivers are needed before you can officially join the group.
Typical TM Day Agenda:
Volunteers meet in the designated parking lot at 9:00 am. We will divide into work parties and hike (or bike) into the work areas. We usually finish up no later than 1:00 pm. Tasks will include: clearing overgrowth, removing small blowdowns, litter collection (depends on turn-out).
Stuff to bring:
Signed Waivers (Mercer & JORBA once a year) work gloves, Bug spray, snacks/lunch, water. We will supply tools.
Trail Maintenance Volunteers:
TM volunteers are people who have performed trail maintenance at Mercer County Park (after having signed the waivers of liability). JORBA membership is strongly recommended if you wish to do TM at Mercer.