The Ragged Mountain Foundation's (RMF) Conservation Crew is dedicated to the preservation of Ragged Mountain as well as other climbing areas in Connecticut.
Why? With only a small number of cliffs open to climbing in central CT, the more popular crags have seen heavy traffic over the years. The increased traffic leads to erosion, damage local floral and fauna communities, and an accumulation of garbage.
This is a challenge faced by a multitude of climbing areas across the country. In order to ensure future access, work needs to be done now to preserve this resource. In response to this dire need, the RMF has responded with the creation of the "Conservation Crew". Led by experienced conservation specialists, the conservation crew offers volunteers (like you?) the opportunity to help ensure that climbing and hiking will be a viable activity around the state of Connecticut for generations to come.
Volunteering for the RMF Conservation Crew involves strenuous work such as carrying heavy packs, moving large rocks and working on a steep, unstable hillside. Volunteer only if you are in good shape and do not have any physical limitations that would prevent you from heavy lifting and/or vigorous exercise. Although safety is our top priority, this work can be hazardous to your health - participate at your own risk.
UPCOMING CRAG WORKDAYS
Please RSVP if you intend to help with any of our volunteer Conservation Crew cleanup or workdays. Please cancel via email message if you are unable to attend any workdays you have signed up for.
Thank you for volunteering!
Ragged Mountain | June 1st
Pinnacle Rock | June 3rd
Sponsored by Rock Climb Fairfield
TRAIL WORK PHOTO GALLERY
Images from RMF Conservation Crew cleanup efforts at Ragged Mountain (Southington), Pinnacle Rock (Plainville) and West Rock (New Haven).