Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer

You don’t have to adopt an entire trail to help the park!  If you have a day to give to the trail or you’re willing to be on a list of people who can occasionally help, please email mountspokanetrails@gmail.com.  Here are some upcoming projects that may interest you as well:

  • Join a Washington Trails Association trailwork party!  The WTA will be hosting several work parties during the summer of 2017!  Online signup is required; please follow this link to join in!  Note that trailwork won’t begin on Mount Spokane until after the snow has melted.
    • If you have any questions, please contact hweiler(at)wta.org
    • Online sign-up required!  It lets the crew leader plan the correct number of tools for the work party, plus the very important snacks, drinks, and cookies!  All tools are provided; just bring yourself, dressed appropriately for trail work, and some comfortable work gloves.  If you’re not sure, read the FAQs about trailwork here.
  • Once summer arrives, help  ensure the Nordic trails are ready for next season! Watch the Spokane Nordic website for updates regarding work days.
  • Help work on a restoration project at the CCC cabin.  More information to be added soon.
  • Help work on a restoration project at the Cook’s cabin woodshed.  More information to be added soon.

Adopt-a-Project  (email mountspokanetrails@gmail.com to sign up)

The following is a list of projects Mount Spokane would like to see adopted; please check back often to see if there are any additions to our wish-list!  Adopt-a-Project is perfect for a group that would like to dedicate a day or two to the park without the year-long commitment of the Adopt-a-Trail program.

  • Build a natural bench for quiet contemplation: the far north end (dead-end) of trail 103.
  • Build a natural bench for quiet contemplation: trail 121 above the tributary of Deadman Creek.
  • Build a  natural featured horse watering trough along trail 130 between Bald Knob Campground and the CCC cabin.
  • Help with re-vegetation and erosion control on closed/rerouted trails.
    • Rerouted sections of trail 140
    • Illegal trail eradication and re-vegetation (as need arises)
Enjoying the new snowshoe cabin during Winter Fest 2015. This cabin brought to you through volunteer work! That's right, volunteers built it!

Enjoying the new snowshoe cabin during Winter Fest 2015. This cabin brought to you through volunteer work! That’s right, volunteers built it!

WSU Spokane students volunteering with WTA on Trail 130, summer 2014.

WSU Spokane students volunteering with WTA on Trail 130, summer 2014.

Gonzaga Volunteer Corps volunteering with WTA on trail 130, summer 2014.

Gonzaga Volunteer Corps volunteering with WTA on trail 130, summer 2014.

Volunteers with WTA building a bridge over Burping Brook on trail 100. This is the third bridge built by volunteers on Mount Spokane!

Volunteers with WTA building a bridge over Burping Brook on trail 100. This is the third bridge built by volunteers on Mount Spokane!

3 responses

23 07 2012
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27 06 2014
Chauntal

Does your friends group have any environmental education programs that volunteers can help with?

27 06 2014
mountspokanetrails

I wish we did! Maybe at some point we will, but in the meantime, I would suggest looking into The Lands Councils’ Project Sustain. They bring groups to Mount Spokane and elsewhere.

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