Calling All Outdoor Volunteers!



  • Repairing Trail Sign
    Above: Volunteers clear down trees on Landenberg Junction Trail. Below, they replaced damaged trail signs at the Penn Green & Auburn road intersection, April 2018. Volunteers: Bernie, Don, Howie, Newt and Frank.
    Repairing RR Sign
    Volunteers successfully replaced damaged Railroad Interpretive sign on Laurel Woods Trail, July 2017. Volunteers in photo: Howie, Bernie, Elizabeth, Charlie, Carrie, Dirk.
    Hiker crossing Stormwater Bridge
    Construction of the overlook and platform for the Railroad Interpretive sign on the Laurel Woods Trail, 2011. Volunteers in photo: Bernie, Don, Ben, Rob.
    Hiker crossing Stormwater Bridge
    Volunteers "benching" the Laurel Woods Trail, 2009.
    Hiker crossing stormwater bridge
    Volunteers building the "stormwater bridge" located on the  western side of the Laurel Woods Trail, 2009.
    If you would like to get involved, please contact Friends of the Trail at: Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    The Friends of the New Garden Trails have scheduled the second Saturday of each month, May through October, for maintenance and upkeep of the New Garden Trails. Anyone interested in volunteering some time to help is invited to join us on these dates:
    • March 10, Saturday, 9 AM Rain Date: Sun., 3/11, 1PM)
    • April 14, Saturday, 9 AM (Rain Date: Sun., 4/15, 1PM)
    • May 12, Saturday, 9 AM (Rain Date: Sun., 5/13, 1PM)
    • June 09, Saturday, 9 AM (Rain Date: Sun., 6/10, 1PM)
    • July 14, Saturday, 9 AM (Rain Date: Sun., 7/15, 1 PM)
    • August 11, Saturday, 9 AM (Rain Date: Sun., 8/12, 1 PM)
    • September 08, Saturday, 9 AM (Rain Date: Sun., 9/09, 1 PM)
    • October 13, Saturday, 9 AM (Rain Date: Sun., 10/14, 1 PM)

    Meet at the Laurel Woods Trail parking lot at 9 AM to organize work for the day. (The parking lot is off of Laurel Heights Rd. next to Penn Green Rd.) Any called rain date will be posted on our website:
    A reminder notice about the upcoming trail maintenance day will be sent each month. Any help is much appreciated. Hope to see you there!
    Photographs requested! Email your photographs of the New Garden Trails to and they'll be posted on this website.
    Laurel Wood Trail Parking Area

    Volunteers meet at the intersection of Laurel Heights and Penn Green (lower right corner).