Boardwalk Construction

2.5 Day Workshop
Wednesday, March 28 (afternoon only)
Thursday, March 29 (8:30 am - 5pm), lunch provided
Friday, March 30 (8:30 am - 4 pm), lunch provided
Cost: $450
Instructors: Charlie Dundas and John Gibson, Tri-State Trails, PTBA Member


Learn the basics the construction of crib boardwalk/floating boardwalk over a wetland in a two-day and half-day, hands-on workshop. 

Topics covered will include notching, construction techniques, proper layout, site assessment, materials options and transportation, essential and helpful tools, and leaving a clean, finished product and work site.

Participants should come ready to work with gloves, long pants, and boots.


Appropriate field gear for the weather. Expect to be outside throughout workshop. Expect rain and be pleasantly surprised if it stays dry. This is a working and very hands on workshop, please come prepared for such. Being prepared includes having the following: good work clothing including rain gear, good boots, gloves, eye protection, hearing protection, and a hard hat. Lunch is provided each day but you will need to bring a pack for water, snacks and extra clothing. Barring major weather events this workshop will happen rain, snow, or shine.

Let Aaryn Kay (, 360-734-7270) know if you do not have the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) asked for above, and we will endeavor to provide it for you.