Monday, March 16, 2009

Volunteer Opportunity

The user group put together by David Gordon has identified an opportunity to hold Trail Awareness Days to get the word out about proper trail etiquette, rules, etc.

Event description: Trail users from a variety of user groups (SWIMBA, BTD, running groups) will staff tables at stopping points on popular trails in order discuss trail etiquette with users and distribute literature. We will also serve trail treats.

Give away something else like a cookie or Power Bar to trail users (Mtb-ers, hikers, runners, dogs) in order to engage them. It is critical to proactively invite people to chat. Don’t wait behind the table for them to come to us.

For Bikers, stress the importance of yielding, how to yield and controlling speed around hikers & runners. Refer to the “Ride Nice” palm card. Give them a copy if they like. “We’re out on the trail today to make sure everyone understands how important it is to yield to other users…..”

Boise Trail DOG- hand out share the trail cards, have dog treats, talk about not letting dogs bother other users, recall, poop pick up. “We’re out on the trail today to make sure everyone understands how important it is to keep your dog within 30’, …..”

We expect to encounter approx. 200 trail users during weekend events. Perhaps 100-200 during weeknight events

Ridge to Rivers to pack materials & equipment in and out using their ATV
We need 1-2 people for each shift.

Thursday, April 16
shifts from 4- 5:30 and from 5:30- 7:30
Junction of Crestline and Lower Hulls Gulch Trail (below 8th St. motorcycle parking lot) Pack-in from Crestline Dr parking lot

Saturday, May 16
shifts from 8:30- 10:00, 10:00- 11:30, 11:30- 1:30
Junction of Central Ridge Trail (22) and Ridgecrest Trail (20)
Pack-in from end of Mtn Cove Rd.

Thanks for your help. Volunteers wil receive one of the great BTD t shirts that Ginger from Northwest Business Solutions made up for us to wear during their shift.

Please email with any questions, ideas or offers of goodies to give away.

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