Celebrate National Trails Day
National Trails Day is a nation-wide event that highlights the important work thousands of volunteers do each year to take care of park trails. Trails do not magically appear for our enjoyment; their construction and maintenance take hours of dedicated planning and labor. With minimal staff, the support of a volunteer corps is critical to keeping our park trails maintained and safe. This year, you can celebrate National Trails Day with two local volunteer opportunities.
On June 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Sonoma County Trails Council and Team Sugarloaf will host a workday at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. No experience is necessary. Trained crew leaders will be on hand to guide volunteers in work on Lower Bald Mountain Trail. Parking passes will be available and lunch will be provided, courtesy of Wine Country Deli. Email Ken Wells at email@example.com to RSVP.
Then on Sunday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jack London State Park needs volunteers to assist with thistle removal on trails throughout the park. Teens 14 and up are welcome if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Training and tools, as well as water and light snack will be provided. Volunteers should congregate in the Ranch Parking lot for a 9 a.m. meet-up with Pat Stevens, director of operations at Jack London State Historic Park. Please note there is a $10 per car parking fee, but this goes directly to help fund ongoing trail restoration. For more information, call 938-5216.