The Adopt-A-Trail Program involves
interested organizations, individuals, and neighborhood groups who care for
their "own" section of trail or restoration site. You can also donate
materials, equipment, time, and funds to carry out Parks & Recreation Dept.
plans for your site. You may adopt a favorite site or the Volunteer
Coordinator can suggest a trail needing your TLC.
Your group may sign up for any or all of these duties. Several groups may
adopt-a-trail by sharing duties.
- Litter Patrol
- Cleaning trail of rocks and branches
- Removing non-native plants
- Reporting problem spots, especially after storms
- Reporting encroachments and dumping activity
Work Done as Needed:
- Planting native trees and shrubs
- Closing problem side trails
- Trail repair
The Volunteer Coordinator trains your organization in safe techniques for
accomplishing Adopt-A-Trail duties and works with your group to get you
started. To solve trail problems, the Volunteer Coordinator maintains
contact with your group's spokesperson.
Groups provide their own tools when possible, but the Volunteer
Coordinator will loan hand tools to your group. The city will provide trash
bags and pickup of collected garbage. The Parks Volunteer Program
delivers trees, shrubs, mulch, gravel, and other materials. You donate the
labor. Your work on the trail is the most important contribution you can