Using Volunteers to Maintain Trails in Parks

Learn the ins and out of developing a program by establishing trust and delegating to a volunteer leader so an employee can manage the project.

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Event Details

October 15, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Cost:

FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost:

  • CEUs are FREE for this webinar.
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    Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.
    Learning Credits
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    Webinar Outline


    This webinar is free to the public, thanks to a generous sponsorship from New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and the Federal Highway Administration.

    This webinar is held in partnership with the New York State Recreation and Park Society Conference and select sessions that were cancelled due to COVID-19.

    Hiking and biking trails are like friendships, they need to be maintained. If left alone, trails become overgrown, clogged with downed trees or suffer from erosion. Park staff are usually employed to take care of ballfields and swimming pools leaving little time to cut back vegetation or deal with water issues along trails. A team of trusted volunteers can take care of those problem, but volunteers are not free. Learn the ins and out of developing a program by establishing trust and delegating to a volunteer leader so an employee can manage the project.

    Learning Objectives:

    • The advantages and disadvantages of using volunteers and where to find them
    • Managing a volunteer program so that you can set limits to what volunteers can and cannot do.
    • Develop your game plan: A hands on exercise to take back culture building strategy and why that is more powerful than a standalone event.

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    This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


    Presenter


    Jane Daniels, Yorktown Trail Supervisor, New York - New Jersey Trail Conference

    Jane Daniels is a 40+ year volunteer with the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference with roles ranging from the shovel to the board room. She has been supervising the volunteers who maintain trails in the Town of Yorktown in Westchester County since March 2010. Jane and her husband Walt have teamed up with mountain bikers and engaged youth to build 20 miles of trails, five bridges, seven boardwalks including a 564-foot long one and multiple puncheon totaling over 900 feet. Walt claims he moves rocks and Jane moves people. Learn some of the secrets of their success and how they have learned from their mistakes. They have hiked the Appalachian Trail, climbed the high peaks in the Adirondacks, and are the authors of Walkable Westchester, the third edition due out in the fall of 2020

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    Closed Captioning

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    Learning Credits and CEUs

    American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

    • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
    • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH)
    • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
    • CEU equivalency petition for other organizations (please inquire with American Trails)

    Learning credits are included in the registration fee, free for our sponsored webinars, or a $15 fee for nonmembers for our free webinars without a sponsor.

    Our typical 90-minute webinars earn the following credits: AICP (1.5 CM), LA CES (1.5 PDH), and NRPA CEU equivalency petition (0.10).


    Disclaimer

    While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.


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