Project Description: Thanks to the support of the National Forest Foundation's Ski Conservation Fund, MLTPA and Friends of the Inyo are teaming up for a third season of the Summer of Stewardship series. From July through September, six different trail days will take place at well-loved recreation sites that are part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System. Local recreation user groups and businesses will co-host and sponsor the events, providing breakfast, lunch, and free raffle prizes for volunteers. The Inyo National Forest will provide a program of work for each site, and participants may choose from a variety of tasks. All ages and ability levels are welcome, as well as school and church groups, businesses, recreation clubs, teams, and other organizations. Children must be supervised by a parent or guardian, and all volunteers must sign a liability waiver prior to beginning work.
Locations for the SOS 2011 are:
More trail-stewardship opportunities may be added as the summer progresses, so stay tuned!
We will provide all necessary tools and specialized safety gear, but ask that participants arrive in long sleeves, long pants, sturdy close-toed shoes, and with some form of eye protection (sunglasses are fine). Anyone without proper footwear will have to sit this one out, so come dressed to get dirty! Please also bring your own sunscreen, hat, bug spray, and water bottle. Water will be available on site, and we will serve breakfast courtesy of Old New York Deli & Bagel Company promptly at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers also will be served lunch after the work program (approximately three hours) is complete. Raffle prizes from a variety of generous donors, from local massage therapy sessions to Patagonia outerwear, will be given away free to our hard-working volunteers.
We hope you'll join us in stewarding and improving the places we all love to play. If you have questions or are interested in co-hosting or sponsorship, please contact Friends of the Inyo at (760) 873-6500 or MLTPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.