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Sunday, Sept 14, 2014
Minnewaska Invasive Weed Pull

GCC 4th Annual Weed Pull

In partnership with Lake Minnewaska State Park Preserve, the GCC is organizing an invasive species weed pull to help eradicate Japanese stilt grass (luckily they're really easy to pull out). Pull weeds for a couple of hours, have the rest of the day to climb for free, and feel good for helping to grow the relationship between the climbing community and the landowners.

Volunteers will meet at 10am at the Peter's Kill parking lot/ranger station. They will supply everything (gloves and rakes, etc.) The GCC will provide some morning coffee for voluneers. Everyone who participates is welcome to stay after weeding and use the park for free. Dress comfortably, bring food and water, and keep in mind that you have the rest of the day to go climbing or hiking. When you arrive at Peter's Kill, tell the person in the booth that you are here to participate in the Gunks Climbers' Coalition weed pull so you can enter without paying the fee.

To register for the weed pull, please email us at to ensure we have enough coffee and equipment. Please share this event information with your friends and other organizations so we can show Minnewaska State Park that the climbing community cares about the land we climb on.


Thursday, October 9, 2014
GCC Meeting

The next GCC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:30pm, at the Elting Memorial Library in New Paltz, 93 Main Street.

If you would like to attend, please contact us at and let us know you'll be coming.


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