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"The Jolly Rovers set a great example of how to engage volunteers so work is enjoyable and they return."

The Lenape Steps project is our most challenging project yet. Learn more about why, and what to expect when you visit the completed project.

In June of 2019, Leigh Draper joined the Rovers’ Board of Directors. Leigh met the Jolly Rovers when they descended upon Teatown to provide a very early version of access to iconic places. The crew transformed one of the most loved trails at Teatown. The stairs were an...

L. heard about the Jolly Rovers the old-fashioned way – through a Google search for 'trail crews Hudson Valley'. He had volunteered for the NYNJTC before to adopt a trail in the Catskills, and later in Fahnestock State Park, but wanted to work with a group. L. hadn't d...

In 2015, Artie Hidalgo decided he wasn't busy enough. After retiring from the MTA five years earlier, he began increasing the amount of time he volunteered with local groups near his Poughkeepsie home. As a founding member of the Jolly Rovers Trail Crew (jollyrovers.or...

June 9, 2019

In this inaugural crew member profile, David Chase's journey to the Rovers is described, complete with quotes from him as to what makes this crew so unique.