The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a federation of member clubs and individuals dedicated to providing high-quality trail access to public open space in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. Because we maintain 2000-miles of trails in parks of all sizes and jurisdictions, the Trail Conference has a large investment in the stewardship of open space in the area.
It has been the pleasure of the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to collaborate with MEVO (Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization, Inc.) on volunteer-based service projects which seek to improve the environmental health of northern New Jersey.
MEVO has always been a like-minded partner organization and its CEO, Eric Fuchs-Stengel, was even awarded the Trail Conference’s “Next Generation” award in 2010 for those under age 21 who are making significant contributions of time and energy to trail building or protection.
Our previous projects with MEVO include clean-ups of trails and historic areas, re-vegetating eroded wildlife areas, and building new hiking trails for the public. Most recently, MEVO has been an enormous help in forging a connection between Ramapo College and the Trail Conference to form a trail work crew of local college students. In all of these roles MEVO volunteers have been enthusiastic and motivated far beyond what is usually expected of volunteer youth groups.
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference believes that MEVO is an organization pursing engaging, constructive, and positive changes for communities in northern New Jersey. We hope you can offer the support needed to allow them to reach their goals, and we look forward to working with them in the coming years.
– Edward K. Goodell, Executive Director