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Trail Manager

Location: 
Vacancies are available on sections of the following Trails: Macedonia Brook State Park, Metacomet Trail, Scovill Loop Trails, Mohawk Trail, Talcott Mtn Bypass, and Zoar Trail.
Mission: 
CFPA coordinates a robust trails program that manages and maintains over 825 miles of Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails (BBHT) in the state. Our Trail Managers are a key ingredient to the success of this state-wide program. Since 1929 volunteers have been developing and stewarding the trails that offer the public a unique respite from the busy and chaotic world.
Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Inspecting your trail or trail section seasonally
  • Walking the trail section with your Trail Representative
  • Keeping trail section open and clear of vegetation & hazards
  • Maintaining blazes & signage, bridges, waterbars, and other infrastructure
  • Addressing erosion issues and reporting illegal activity
  • Attending a Trail Manager training
  • Submitting an Annual Trail Report and reporting the time you spend volunteering
Time Commitment: 
Ongoing as desired; Committed to attending a Trail Manager training
Desired Skills or Experience: 
  • Familiar with BBHT day-hiking experience and reasonable level of physical fitness
  • Ability to follow the CFPA Standards & Practices, as well as policies, outlined in the CFPA Trail Packet
  • Willingness to work with other volunteers
  • Effective communication and organization is necessary
  • Experience with hand tools
  • Previous technical trail experience is preferred but not necessary; potential volunteers without trail work experience are strongly encouraged to attend a public CFPA work party or workshop prior to applying to the Trail Manager position.
Benefits: 
  • Copy of the Connecticut Walk Book
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded people while giving back to an organization you support
  • Volunteer newsletters
  • CFPA Volunteer T-Shirt
  • Invitations to free or discounted trainings
  • Inclusion in volunteer recognition such as volunteer spotlight pieces
  • Invitation to Annual Volunteer Dinner