If you love nature and are looking for a worthwhile way to give back to your community, look no further. Building, improving and maintaining trail networks is a rewarding and fun volunteer opportunity. Roanoke Parks and Recreation and a handful of local organizations host regular volunteer trail maintenance work days on trails throughout the Roanoke Valley. Find out how you can get involved in giving back to your local trail system!
PATHFINDERS FOR GREENWAYS
The Pathfinders for Greenways Weekend Crew offers trail work at Carvins Cove Natural Reserve. Join other hikers, runners, bikers and equestrians to give back to the trails. Volunteers meet at Bennett Springs Parking Lot at 9 a.m. to get started. Bring eye protection, sturdy shoes and gloves. Let Pathfinders know if you are able to make the work day by emailing email@example.com or call Brian Batteiger at 540-467-1629. You can also visit Pathfinders for Greenways to find upcoming trail work dates and more information.
BLUE RIDGE OFF ROAD CYCLISTS
The Blue Ridge Off Road Cyclists (BROC, formerly Roanoke IMBA) is a great organization that supports the local mountain biking community. They also help maintain and build new multi-purpose trails in City Parks. They are currently working on trails at Morningside Park. If you’re interested in volunteering with BROC, please sign up at blueridgeoffroadcyclists.org/volunteer.
Monthly Trail Work Days
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