Friends of the Dunes Trail Stewards Work days in 2014 will now occur quarterly. For more information on VTS works days, or the many other ways to get involved with Friends of the Dunes, contact Friends of the Dunes at 444-1397 or email info@friendsofthedunes.org

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California Conservation Corps Volunteer Day

October 19th, 2013. The CCC, along with the Volunteer Trail Stewards, Friends of the Dunes staff and other community volunteers worked together for trail restoration around the Friends of the Dunes' Humboldt Coastal Nature Center. Yes that's Assembly member Wesley Chesbro in one of the photos.

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PREVIOUS WORK DAYS:

Saturday, February 21, 9-11 a.m.

Join us for a work day at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane in Manila. We will do some graffiti removal and general trail work on the Nature Center trails.  We will work rain or shine. New volunteers welcome.


Contact John St. Marie (johnstmarie0@gmail.com) if you need additional details.


Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m.

Meet at the Ma-l'el Dunes South parking lot in Manila. Turn north on Young Lane (just west of the Sierra Pacific mill and bridge over the Mad River Slough on Hwy 255) and left at the junction. Rain or shine as usual. Wear work clothes. New volunteers welcome. 


We'll be continuing to work on a new trail . . . some of initial preparation was made at the spring work session. Should you have questions, contact Rees (hughes@humboldt.edu) or info@friendsofthedunes.org for more information.


Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m.

The Volunteer Trail Stewards will be holding a work day on Saturday morning, March 15th, beginning at 9 a.m. We will meet at the Ma-l'el Dunes South parking lot in Manila. The Ma-l'el South parking lot is accessed by turning north on Young Lane (just west of the Sierra Pacific mill and bridge over the Mad River Slough on Hwy 255) and left at the junction. It is rain or shine.  Wear work clothes and we definitely welcome new volunteers (so help us spread the word). We'll provide tools and a snack but it is helpful if you have work gloves to bring them.


The Humboldt Coast Nature Center/Ma-l'el Dunes work days are being held on a quarterly basis for 2014. Since they are now less frequent, we need plenty of help in clearing and cleaning trails with the arrival of spring. 


Please let me or John St. Marie know if you have questions and hope to see you on the 15th.  Thanks!


Rees Hughes

NEXT WORK DAY:

Saturday, May 16, 9-11 a.m.

Join us for a work day at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane in Manila. We will do some graffiti removal and general trail work on the Nature Center trails.  We will work rain or shine. New volunteers welcome.


Contact John St. Marie (johnstmarie0@gmail.com) if you need additional details.

The Volunteer Trail Stewards is a project of the Humboldt Trails Council, Friends of the Dunes, City of Arcata, City of Eureka, and the County of Humboldt.

RSVP


Volunteers 55+ years of age might be interested in joining a new VTS effort with RSVP, a program of the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods and the Area 1 Agency on Aging...  RSVP is a national volunteer program providing the following benefits to those 55+ who sign up and report monthly hours: limited mileage reimbursement, supplemental volunteer insurance, invitation to their annual Recognition event, and support from RSVP staff to get the word out about Volunteer Trail Stewards.

If you are interested, please contact Stacy or Rees.

 

Get Your VTS Vest!

Volunteer Trail Steward vests are available for $30 or with regular and devoted service, you may earn one, or discounts are available.  VTS are encouraged to wear these whenever you are on the Hammond, at the Friends of the Dunes Nature Center or in Arcata’s Community Forest.  Not only do they provide some protection against the weather but they help us be more visible.   

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