Stewardship Training, Maintenance

 

Ridge Trail Service Day 2022

photo credit: BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL COUNCIL

On Saturday, November 5, 2022 the Bay Area Ridge Trail will partner with their local parks and land managers to host a myriad of volunteer trail work parties to build, maintain, and restore top-priority trail sections (totaling over 12 miles of trail) of the Ridge Trail in a variety of trail locations within the nine-county region of the greater Bay Area in California.


Applicant: Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
Project Location: A variety of trail locations within the nine-county region of the greater Bay Area in California
Amount Awarded: $7,000.00

For the past 15 years, Ridge Trail Service Day has been one of the biggest single day volunteer trail projects of the year, with hundreds of volunteers, several projects across the Bay Area, all on one trail!

photo credit: BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL COUNCIL

On Saturday, November 5, 2022 the Bay Area Ridge Trail will partner with our local parks and land managers to host a myriad of volunteer trail work parties to build, maintain and restore top-priority trail sections of the Ridge Trail. Over 12 miles of trail will be built, repaired or improved. Ridge Trail Service Day brings together over 400 volunteers at 10-14 sites all on one day to not only provide trail support, but to seed and engage the next generation of trail stewards and advocates. Ridge Trail Service Day hosts trail work within a nine-county region of the greater Bay Area in California. The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council has plans for supporting 10-12 trail locations for projects this year. Our park partners commit to specific trail locations in late August based on the most current trail maintenance or work needs in their areas.

Below are a sample of 4 of the 14 locations from 2021, and we anticipate stewardship projects in nearby locations for 2022:

  • Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve - East Ridge Trail, San Francisco, CA
  • Mt St Helena Trail - Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, Napa, CA
  • Skyline Wilderness Park, Napa, CA
  • Coyote Creek Selma Olinder Park, San Jose, CA


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