Love mountain biking in Frick Park? PTAG needs Frick Park Trail Stewards
The Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group (PTAG) protects and encourages shared use trail access in Western Pennsylvania. They are especially concerned with the many single track trails used by mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians.
Each park they work in needs Park Stewards to work with the land manager and organize workdays and rides. There are also other on-going projects to GPS the trails, create trail system maps, build information kiosks and generally spread the word about responsible trail use. Park Stewards work with the land manager to develop a trail maintenance plan and then organize workdays in the park to make improvements.
Some (and there are more depending on the park) of the responsibilities a
PTAG steward has are:
- to work with the Park manager, introduce yourself and ask how you (and PTAG) can help make the park better
- keep abreast of all of the single-track for down trees and muddy spots.
- plan a big work day or two per year
- conduct regular maintenance
- decide where trails are redundant and close them
- develop a long-term vision for a park, basically how someone from another city would use Frick for the first time to get the full experience
- be aware of illegal trail activity, and inform the park manager of that activity
- work with the other park volunteer groups to make sure our community (mt bikers) are playing nice with other groups
- Not a paying position.
If you’re interested in this responsibility, please contact Eryn Hughes at email@example.com
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