Saturday, September 9, 2017,
Sunday, September 10, 2017,

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George Hellwig Memorial Park
14420 Bristow Road
Manassas, VA 20112

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Ryan Delaney, Trails Planner      
PWC Parks & Recreation
W: (703) 792- 4216


Trail Building 101 - A seminar in sustainable trail design and construction.

PWC Parks and Recreation will host a two-day Trail Building Seminar with
Dr. Jeremy Wimpey, Applied Trails Research, September 9th and 10th, at the Hellwig Administration Building, George Hellwig Memorial Park.

Dr. Wimpey has over 12 years of professional and academic experience in the
field of trail and recreation-related spatial analysis. His unique background - academic, trail enthusiast, entrepreneur - help bring an innovative and holistic approach to providing solutions for recreation management challenges. 

This seminar will cover the basics of sustainable trail design, construction, and maintenance. Your day will consist of classroom and field trailwork, designed to
give hands-on experience with the latest techniques for trail design and construction.  
No experience necessary.

The seminar is free of charge. 

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The schedule for the two day seminar:

8:30am Start at Hellwig
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-4:30pm Hands on Training in the woods at Doves Landing

8:30am Meet at Doves Landing (our field site)
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-4:30pm Trail Work

*You MUST attend the classroom sessions to participate in the field project.
Wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, a hat, gloves, and bring water and snacks
for the trail project.

~ Dove's Landing

More About Jeremy Wimpey, PhD.

A hiker, trail runner and mountain biker, Jeremy has spent thousands of hours on trails around the world and understands users’ perspectives and needs. With a doctorate in geospatial environmental analysis from Virginia Tech, Jeremy’s academic background and facts-first approach allow him to apply science and research to solve resource and experiential challenges.  An active member of the George Wright Society and the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Dr. Wimpey has supported research institutions on recreation management issues at Acadia, Denali, Yosemite, and Great Falls National Parks and managed multiple trail assessment, condition inventory, and management plan projects on Region 8 USFS sites, and provided geospatial analysis for private park development in the field of recreational ecology. Jeremy has published numerous trail impact and trail management works in academic journals and popular sources.