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Stonework for Trails

Date & Time: May 11-12, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $325 (Includes lunch)
Location: Taylorsville MetroPark

This two-day workshop will focus on three specific parts which are all hands on. Join members of Peter S. Jensen and Associates, LLC, and other PTBA member companies (TBD) for two days of stonework construction for trails. Come experience the process of selecting and shaping stone, moving stone, and installation of multi-tier stone cribbing (retaining walls). Up to 20 people can be accommodated and participants will be split into groups. Each group will focus on three specific aspects of building with stone.

Part 1 Stone Procurement
This section will focus on acquiring both native and purchased stone, selecting the right stone for the application, and shaping stone (using a variety of methods with hand tools).

Part 2 Stone Transport
This session will cover how to move stone as efficiently and safely as possible. Stone will be moved with a variety of hand tools.

Part 3 Stone Installation
This section will deal with the installation of various types of stone cribbing (dry stack retaining walls).

We will provide first aid kits and all of the tools and equipment necessary for the workshop. Participants should plan on bringing hard hats, safety glasses, work gloves, and sturdy work boots.

This fee includes: nationally recognized instructors, high instructor to participant ratio, lunch on each day of the workshop, stone and stonework related equipment, and limited PPE.

Participants will show proper retaining wall construction techniques by applying knowledge learned thru hands on demonstration throughout the workshop. Participants will receive direct feedback from the instructors on how to improve stone selection, moving, and setting techniques.

By the end of the workshop participants will make professional connections with PTBA member companies, fellow trail builders, supports, and volunteers alike.

What to Bring:
Appropriate field gear for the weather. Expect to be outside during this workshop. We will be operating in the Midwest in May. Expect rain and be pleasantly surprised if it stays dry. We will provide dust masks, first aid kits and all of the tools and equipment necessary for the workshop Participants should plan on bringing hard hats, safety glasses, work gloves, and sturdy work boots.

Instructor(s): Erin Amadon, Peter S. Jensen and Associates, LLC; & Willie Bittner, Great Lakes Trailbuilders, LLC

For more information on the Professional Trailbuilders Association, visit www.trailbuilders.org

 

 

 

 

American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395
trailhead@americantrails.org


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