|Trail Work Opportunities|
FOREST SERVICE TRAIL WORK OPPORTUNITIES
If Forest Service work is not available to you other trail work projects (e.g. State or your local City Parks) can be substituted with permission from the Wasatch 100 Race Committee.
OGDEN TRAIL WORK OPPORTUNITY
Trail Work Opportunity – Ogden - Weber County Area
Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Location: Ogden Ranger District - Beus Canyon Trailhead – Top of 4600 S, Ogden, Utah
Directions: From Harrison Blvd turn East on 4600 S and drive to the top of the hill to the Trailhead Parking Lot.
Time: 7:00 AM
Contact and Confirm: On or before June 5, 2013
ADDITIONAL OGDEN TRAIL WORK OPPORTUNITY
Groups and individuals are invited to participate in the annual Weed Day projects in Weber County. Volunteers are needed:
1) Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Huntsville Guard Station, 6620 East 100 South, Huntsville, UT
2) Friday, May 31, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., GEAR:30, 1931 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT. Morning refreshments available
3) Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eden Park, 2150 North 5500 East, Eden, Utah. National Trails Day/Adopt-A-Trail Kick-off
Volunteers should wear protective clothing, including gloves, and bring lots of water. Some tools will be provided, but it is recommended to bring your own shovels.
Control methods will include hand pulling and bagging. Forest Service crews will be using herbicides on-site, away from volunteers. Invasive weed species threaten the native plant communities and cause adverse impacts to recreation, wildlife, water quality and other important resource values. Target weeds include, dyers woad, puncture vine, dalmation toadflax, myrtle spurge, leafy spurge, yellow star thistle, whitetop, burdock, and hounds tongue.
The Forest Service, Weber Pathways and the Ogden Trail Network are looking for individuals and organizations that would like to adopt their favorite trail. The kickoff event for the Adopt-A-Trail program in Weber County will be Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Eden Park, 2150 North 5500 East, Eden, Utah.
The Adopt-A-Trail program is designed for individuals and community organizations that want to make a difference through volunteering to help keep the trail system accessible, clean, and enjoyable. Individuals and organizations will provide basic maintenance on a trail segment for a one-year period. Basic maintenance includes trail clearing, limb and brush removal, trash collection, clean and repair water bars, and trailhead clean-up. Other duties may be available for specific trails. Volunteer opportunities are flexible.
The Weed Day projects are being sponsored by the Ogden Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Weber Pathways and the Ogden Trails Network. For more information, contact Lisa Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator, Ogden Ranger District (801) 458-1704 or Rod Kramer, Outreach Coordinator, Weber Pathways (801) 393-2304.
TO: SALT LAKE RANGER DISTRICT TRAIL VOLUNTEERS
Required: Long pants, Boots (light weight hiking boots with good support and traction), leather work gloves (please no cloth gardening gloves), 2 liters of water per volunteer (please limit soda and sports drinks), light lunch and snacks, Day pack.
Suggested: Extra Tee shirt, rain gear, sunglasses, water, and a full brim hat to keep the sun off your head. Group leaders please include a First Aid kit, emergency space blanket, spare work gloves, toilet items, and sunscreen.
An important part of any outdoor experience is being prepared. All volunteers are required to wear long pants, and boots and gloves to allow for safe and a more comfortable, productive work experience. Personal items such as extra clothes, water, and food will need to be carried in a day pack leaving hands free to carry tools to the project site. Safety during your volunteer project is our first priority.