Call For Lark in the Park Event Leaders

Plan and Lead a Lark in the Park Event!

DSCN0703Hiking, paddling, mountain biking or road cycling, backpacking, fishing, natural history walks, birding, writing or photography workshops, lectures, educational events, and all types of outdoor activities are on the schedule for Catskills Lark in the Park and we need you to be a part of it to make the Lark in the Park happen!

The Catskill Mountain Club, the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the New York – New Jersey Trail Conference,  and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ask you to help make this year’s Lark in the Park an extraordinary 10 days by volunteering to plan, organize and lead an event in the Catskills.

As you may have read in our email requesting event leaders and events for the 2016 Lark in the Park, this year  we have developed a framework of events that provide for one or more options in the various regions of the Catskills as the week progresses.   For example, we have dubbed Sunday, October 2nd Stewardship Sunday, where Reservoir litter pickups and Trail Maintenance are the main scheduled activities. Monday, October 3rd concentrates in the Black Dome Valley with two scheduled hikes -The Blacks: Blackhead, Black Dome and Thomas Cole and Windham High Peak/Burnt Knob and one other suggested hike in the area, Acra Point Loop.  We’re also encouraging event participants to continue the camaraderie by having some after event activities such as a planned kickoff BBQ and bonfire at the Catskill Interpretive Center on Saturday late afternoon/evening, the Catskill Mountain Club Annual Dinner on Sunday, and First Friday gathering in Margaretville on Friday. Details of these events and others are in the works and will be available shortly.

Thanks to volunteer leaders like you, Lark in the Park is the largest coordinated outdoor events in the Catskills. We look forward to your help in getting everyone outdoors to enjoy the Catskills.

Click here to view the list of proposed events (and use the form below to sign up to lead one of the ones not already taken)

Click here to submit an event not listed in the proposed events

Click here if you want to submit an Event Proposal form by snail mail.

Proposed events will be reviewed by the Lark in the Park partners and if there are any questions about the suitability of the event for the Lark in the Park, we will be in touch. Otherwise events will be posted to the website as we receive them. Attendees will register on the website and you’ll be sent notifications of those registrations.

Fill out the form below to claim one of the proposed events:

Thanks to volunteer leaders like you, Lark in the Park is the largest coordinated outdoor events in the Catskills. We look forward to your help in getting everyone outdoors to enjoy the Catskills.

Lark in the Park was originally celebrated in 2004 when the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation called on regional organizations to help them mark the 100th anniversary of the Catskill Park’s founding.

Not sure you want to be a leader? Let us know you are interested by emailing info@catskillslark.org