MEET THE SEASONAL VOLUNTEER TRAILS COORDINATOR
The park had a need – a person to coordinate between the park and volunteers.
With the TRAILS FOREVER Legacy Fund distribution Jeff Pettigrew was hired as a seasonal volunteer trails coordinator. He will oversee hundreds of trail volunteers working on trail maintenance projects.
Jeff has already worked with 207 volunteers who have given 1,108 hours of service to maintain the following trails:
- Valley Bridle South - Installed checks, a water bar, and two swales to prevent erosion
- Wetmore - Repaired and hardened tread on 80-foot section of trail
Jeff shared with us that, "I feel very privileged to work with such passionate and dedicated volunteers." He looks forward to implementing more
maintenance projects this summer and fall including:
- Near White Oak Spring - Improving tread
- Plateau Trail- Hardening the tread on the Sylvan Pond Connector
- Perkins Trail - Performing tread hardening and drainage maintenance
- Valley Trail North - Clean up around the washed out bridge north of 303 getting old boards out of there, and improving the stream crossings, working on the approaches and hardening them
- Tree Farm Trail- Installing a turnpike and tread hardening in wet areas
- Valley Trail South- Hardening the wet areas along the goat farmer’s property leading to Bolanz Road
NEW TRAILER A MOBILE TOOL SHED FOR CVNP TRAIL PROJECTS
The CVNP Trailer will be a “mobile tool shed” outfitted with all the equipment necessary to conquer any volunteer project on the trails.
Before the trailer, it wasn’t feasible to transport every possible tool to a volunteer trail project. Sometimes there were unforeseen obstacles that occur bringing a project to a standstill because specialized tools are not on site. For example, a chainsaw was needed to chop-up a dead tree that was blocking a path to move
materials to the project, or a grip hoist was needed to move a very large rock.
The trailer will provide easy accessibility, safer transportation, and a secure location for all the equipment needed for volunteer trail maintenance projects.