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

EVENT UPDATE: MAY 14TH SESSION POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR JUNE DATE.

Join us at Hugh Moore Park for training sessions for the D&L Trail Patrol (DLTP) and Adopt-a-Section of D&L Trail (AAS) volunteer programs in June and Sept (Dates TBD)! The day will include both informative and interactive portions for prospective volunteers to learn about the two programs, time commitments and responsibilities, and receive the tools needed to complete program objectives. Each session will also include a “mobile” activity out on the D&L Trail to test the skills you learned in the informative session.  

This event is rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather, as well as for walking on the trail. Lunch will be provided between the two sessions. 

Registration is required.

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: https://delawareandlehigh.org/volunteer/trail-patrol/

Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail: This program is an off-shoot of the D&L Trail Tenders Program. Previously, the D&L trained “Chapters” to run their own clean-up events; some groups are still active, while much of the D&L Trail needs more volunteer maintenance. Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail will be a new program where families, organizations, and businesses will volunteer to steward a section of trail (as defined by our Interactive Map from trailhead to trailhead) and maintain it through the year. Activities will include sign cleaning, litter removal, brush removal, and other “light” tasks.

Agenda of Event: 

  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Registration for Trail Patrol Session and those attending both sessions / Coffee  
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: D&L Trail Patrol Presentation  
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: D&L Trail Patrol Mobile Session (identifying trail conditions and issues)  
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Registration for Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail Session / Lunch  
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail Presentation  
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Adopt-A-Section of D&L Trail Mobile Session (sign cleaning, safety, brush clearing) 

What will be provided by the D&L? 

  • Coffee & Tea 
  • Light Snacks
  • Boxed Lunch between sessions 
  • 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 water bottle
  • Pen & paper for notes 
  • Appropriate footwear for walking 
  • Rain or Shine, plan your outfit appropriately