Gear Forward is pleased to announce our partnership with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. We are excited to engage with the Trail Conference and spread the message of the capability of its members to be able to recycle their gently used outdoor gear items with Gear Forward. To jump start this awareness the Trail Conference has placed a gear donation box at their headquarters to allow members to drop off donations. These donated items will be used to facilitate satisfying gear needs within the New York and New Jersey area identified by Gear Forward.
The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is the region’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to building, maintaining, and protecting trails and the lands they traverse. Powered by volunteers, the Trail Conference connects outdoor-loving people with stewardship opportunities. The Trail Conference acts to preserve the integrity of trails and natural areas and inspire a deeper appreciation for the care that open space requires.
Since 1920, the Trail Conference has been partnering with land managers and mobilizing volunteers and advocates to conserve the trails and parks that belong to us all. Every person who hikes, rides, or walks on a trail has an important role in keeping them safe and accessible. The Trail Conference educates and assists the public in upholding this shared responsibility.
More than 2,150 miles of trails across the region are cared for by Trail Conference volunteers. Over 2,400 Trail Conference volunteers donate more than 104,000 service hours annually. And more than 10,000 Trail Conference members join their voices to speak up for issues affecting the protection of our parklands. The Trail Conference is a vigilant force in ensuring that the trails and natural areas we share are sustainable and accessible for all to enjoy for generations to come.
Gear Forward looks forward to engaging with the Trail Conference in the future on potential gear donation hikes, trail events, and working together to outfit the next generation of adventurers and stewards of our public lands.
Gently used outdoor gear items such as tents, backpacks and sleeping bags along with other assorted accessories may be donated at the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference headquarters located at 600 Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah, NJ.