Public Land Projects - 2024 - Kan PLUZ - General Maintenance

Friends of Kananaskis Country 

TRAIL CARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

 

Kananaskis Public Land Use Zone - Trail Assessment, Maintenance & Brushing Projects

This project will include a variety of work on various trails in the PLUZ. Types of work will vary depending on the trail section and could include::

  • undertaking early-season trail assessments and Spring 'sweeps'
  • clearing downed trees and deadfall, brushing work to clear trail corridor and improve sightlines
  • general trail maintenance (minor trail tread and drainage work) using hand tools like hoes, shovels, rakes and pulaskis to improve the trail condition

Most projects will be 9:00am-3:00pm; meeting time & location will be confirmed in trail day reminder sent the day prior. 

NOTE: some projects may require access by E-mountain bike and are noted below in the dates section. For these 'Bike' project dates, volunteers must be competent in riding an E-mountain bike while carrying a pack on off-road terrain including dirt roads and trails. FKC has a limited number of bikes available for volunteer use; if you have your own e-mountain bike that you wish to use, please contact our program coordinator tim@kananaskis.org.

Dates & Projects:
May 31: E-BIKE - Tom Snow Trail South & Diamond T Loop - trail assessment, general maintenance
June 1: E-BIKE - Elbow Valley Trail - trail assessment, general maintenance
June 5:  E-BIKE - Lusk Pass Trail - trail assessment, general maintenance
June 7: E-BIKE - Prairie Creek, Powderface Creek, Prairie Link - trail assessment, general maintenance
June 14: Cox Hill - trail assessment, general maintenance (hike up from Dawson trailhead)
June 15: Ford Knoll and/or Nihahi Ridge - trail assessment, general maintenance (hike)
June 17: E-BIKE - Ware Creek area - Gorge Creek, Volcano Creek - trail assessment, general maintenance
June 18: E-BIKE - Jumpingpound Ridge
June 19: Cox Hill - trail assessment, general maintenance (hike up from Dawson trailhead)
June 22: Powderface Ridge - trail assessment, general maintenance (hike)
June 28: E-BIKE - Mesa Butte area - 9999, Death Valley - trail assessment, general maintenance
July 6: Volcano Ridge loop - trail assessment/sweep, general maintenance (hike)
July 7: Ford Knoll - general maintenance (hike)
July 10: E-BIKE - Jumpingpound Ridge - trail assessment/sweep, general maintenance
July 13: E-BIKE - Mesa Butte area - Hogs Back - trail assessment/sweep, general maintenance
July 16: E-BIKE - Volcano Creek - trail assessment/sweep, general maintenance
July 17: Cox Hill - trail assessment/sweep, general maintenance
August 26: Elbow Valley Trail East - brushing, drainage repair
August 27: Elbow Valley Trail West, Riverview - brushing, drainage repair
 

REMINDER: a Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle at provincial park and public lands sites in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.  

 

Volunteer Agreement Form: You will need to fill out this volunteer agreement waiver prior to working on a trail care event. Please visit the link above to fill out this form ASAP prior to the trail day. 

 

HOW TO SIGN UP 

  • If you are an existing volunteer, login to your profile (top right of this page); once you're signed in, scroll down to the bottom of this page and look for the SIGN UP button for the activity and date you'd like to volunteer for.
  • If you're new to volunteering with FKC, you'll first need to fill out a volunteer application.
  • Sign up closes at noon the day prior to the event. Confirmed sign-ups will receive a reminder email with additional information on what to bring and meeting time/place.
WHAT'S A TRAIL DAY LIKE, ANYWAY?

New to Friends of Kananaskis? Curious about volunteering on a trail day but not sure what to expect? Check out this post on our website to learn about what we do on various types of trail days and what the work is like. What Are Trail Days Like? Our focus is on providing fun, safe and meaningful opportunities for our volunteers to give back to Kananaskis. If you have any questions, send us an email!

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Monday, August 26, 2024 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2024 9:00 AM 3:00 PM