Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park - 2024 - Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park - General Maintenance

Friends of Kananaskis Country 

TRAIL CARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 

 

Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park - Trail Maintenance & Brushing Projects

Join us for some general trail maintenance on a selection of trails in the Bow and Kananaskis valley areas. These trail days will include tasks such as general trail maintenance activities such as brushing & limbing work to improve sightlines and minor trail tread and drainage work repairs, as well as some trail de-commissioning work.

Dates:
June 10 - Mt Lady MacDonald Trail. The re-routing of the official Lady MacDonald access trail has been completed and we will be rehabilitating unofficial trails in the wildlife corridor. This is a moderate level activity, mainly moving brush and logs.
 

Meeting time:9:00am (work day: 9:00am-3:00pm) 

 

Meeting location: will be confirmed in trail day reminder sent the day prior. 

 

What to expect: The level of effort will range from light to moderate and could include:

>using hoes, rakes and Pulaskis to dig/till or otherwise remove ruts in seasonal wet/muddy sections

>packing and raking smooth finished tread on damaged tread sections

>brushing and limbing hazard trees/bushes to improve sightlines and safety

>rock work to move and adjust rocks on various sections of trail.

 

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 generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon