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Walk or bike on the D&L Trail frequently? Do your friends ask you about trail conditions? Have a favorite section of trail that you know like the back of your hand? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should join the D&L Trail Patrol!
This is a volunteer program that you do on our own time and serve as an ambassador on the trail helping keep it safe for thousands of trail users. There are two levels that you can participate:
If you are out on the trail and see something good (great trail conditions, nice amenities, etc) or bad (down tree blocking trail, vandalism, damaged trail, etc) we want to know about it. Here are the three easy steps to quickly report a situation.
If you want to join the formal program, please contact the D&L Trails & Conservation Director. Volunteers promise to patrol at least twice a month, April through October. Volunteers receive supplies to help trail users and fill out the online form to record their reports. This is a fun and easy way to help us monitor the 140+ miles of D&L Trail. You can read more about the program and requirements here.
Volunteers are required to attend an in person training where they learn about the trail, how to help trail users, and what to report. Training sessions will be held in the Spring and Fall each year. The Spring Training Session will be held on Saturday, April 15th from 9-12 at the National Canal Museum- click HERE to register for the event and email the Trails & Conservation Director with any questions.
Online Trail Patrol form – Password required to sign in.