This Fall the FVMBA is initiating a FREE Trail Steward training and mentorship program. Successful applicants will receive training in trail building and maintenance as well as first aid and chainsaw safety. After program completion, participants will receive a selection of trail tools essential for helping out on the trail. Training opportunities will run through Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. Space is limited!
In exchange for providing free training, all program participants are asked to commit to 30 hours of volunteer work on the trails within 12 months of completing the program.
Trails don’t maintain themselves and with over 1200 km of trails within the Fraser Valley to care for, we need your help! Our goal is to increase our volunteer capacity and empower our trail community with the skills necessary to help maintain the trails we all love. Having sustainable trails not only means designing trails to protect the environment and help minimize maintenance but also fostering a community of folks who are passionate about caring for the trails.
This program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support community service organizations, including charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies, as they adapt and modernize their organizations.