Polk County Conservation

Trails 101 Workshop

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The 2019 Trails 101 Workshop series is devoted to volunteer care of natural/hiking trails and in preparation for National Trails Day on June 1st. In this series, you will learn the nuts and bolts of trail building and maintenance, and how to apply that knowledge to volunteer workdays on your favorite county trails.

This month, we will be discussing trail terminology, tool use and safety, body mechanics, and mechanical advantage followed by a small project to implement the techniques we have covered thus far. Wear long pants, sturdy closed toe shoes/boots, bring something to write on, and a refillable water bottle. Gloves will be provided for those without a pair.

Sign up for one course, or the entire series. Light morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. For those who register for the entire series, a t-shirt and certificate of completion will be awarded. These individuals will be recognized as an official Polk County Conservation Trails Steward. As a Trails Steward, you will have the option to join as a member of a trail maintenance team or to work independently with minimal staff guidance, if so desired.

Registration required and space limited. Registration due March 30. Optional fee for lunch: $10 per class or $25 for the series. To register for this event, visit apps.polkcountyiowa.gov/communityservices. A step-by-step guide for navigating this volunteer registration portal is available on the volunteer tab of the homepage. A link to pay for the course(s) will be emailed out following your registration.

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Administration Office
12130 NW 128th St
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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