D&L Trail Volunteer Training

Delaware & Lehigh - D&L Trail Volunteer Training

D&L Trail Patrol & Adopt-A-Section Workshops

Trail Patrol Summer 2022 Training

The Spring 2024 Trail Volunteer Training will be held at the National Canal Museum (2750 Hugh Moore Park Road, Easton, PA 18042) on Saturday April 20th from 9:30AM to 12:30PM.

Join us at the DLNHC Headquarters at the National Canal Museum for a combined D&L Trail Patrol and Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail volunteer training. The morning will include both informative and interactive sessions for prospective volunteers to learn about both programs, time commitments and responsibilities, and receive the tools needed to complete the program objectives. There will be two “mobile” activities along the D&L Trail to test the skills you learned during the presentation portion of the day.

This event is rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for weather as well as for walking on the trail. During the presentation portion of the training we will be seated under the Portico outside of the museum. If the weather conditions are poor we will move inside.

If the spring session doesn’t fit with your schedule, please mark your calendar for our fall training session that will be held on Saturday August 24th and fill out the registration form below.

Program Highlights 

Trail Patrol: Through this program, volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” of the D&L Trail. They patrol the trail on bicycle or foot at least twice a month, April through October, in all five counties answering visitors’ questions and reporting back about fallen trees, erosion, and trail maintenance issues. This training workshop will give interested volunteers the tools they need to become Formal Trail Patrollers. Visit the Trail Patrol webpage for more information:

Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail: This program is an off-shoot of the D&L Trail Tenders Program. Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail volunteers are the “stewards” of the D&L Trail. Through this program individuals, families, organizations, businesses and schools will volunteer to support the maintenance of a section of trail, typically between two trailheads, and maintain it through the year. Activities include sign cleaning, litter removal, brush removal, and other “light” tasks. Visit the Trail Tender webpage for more information:

Spring 2024 Agenda

  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Registration and Snacks
  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Adopt-A-Section Presentation & Mobile Session (sign cleaning, safety, brush clearing) 
  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 NOON: Trail Patrol Presentation & Mobile Session (identifying trail conditions and issues + reporting form)

What will be provided by the D&L? 

  • Coffee or Tea 
  • Light Snacks / Lunch Fare
  • D&L Trail First Aid Kits  
  • Trail Patrol Vests (Trail Patrol Only) 
  • Sign Cleaning Kits (Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail Only)

What do I need to bring? 

  • A reusable water bottle
  • Pen & paper for notes 
  • Appropriate footwear for walking 
  • Rain or Shine, plan your outfit appropriately
  • Mobile Device with cellular service for testing the mobile reporting forms (recommended)

To register for either event, please fill out the form below.

Register for D&L Trail Volunteer Workshops

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