2020 was a quiet year for Trail Maintenance at Sourlands, but a huge year for park use due the pandemic and its consequences.  The Parks Commission suspended VPP for 2020, so no official trail work days for JORBA or volunteers.  The Park Rangers did a good job keeping the trails clear while being taxed by traffic control needs in the parking lot, however the excessive trail traffic has certainly impacted the trails.  Trail widening and numerous shortcuts, mainly created by hikers, are the biggest problems.  No official word yet but hopefully we can have VPP days in 2021 and we will see what maintenance we can do.  JORBA did use 2020 chapter funds to purchase a Park Tool Stand for Sourlands and it was just installed this month (see previous email for photos).  

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