The Halifax Regional Trails Association (HRTA) is holding a Training Workshop for Trail Patrol Wardens on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Lakeside Community Centre, 1942 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Lakeside beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Work as a volunteer Trail Patrol Warden provides an opportunity to become an ambassador of goodwill while you use your local trail for your own health, wellness, and enjoyment. Wearing a brightly coloured vest takes no extra effort, and greeting other trail users is an enjoyable experience.
Wardens provide a variety of benefits to trail users. More specifically, they provide
- an active “trail watch” program,
- reassurance to other trail users by their visible presence,
- a positive example of volunteerism in their community,
- friendly conversation with other trail users,
- information about trail etiquette, rules, laws, and safe practices,
- information about distances, travel times, and access to amenities,
- reports on issues on the trail that require attention,
- communication with with enforcement officials if required,
- excellent public relations for their sponsoring organization,
- opportunities to recruit other volunteers,
- assistance with event management,
- occasional assistance with mechanical breakdowns, and
- occasional first aid if required.
To become a trail warden, you must
- be nominated by a member organization of HRTA,
- be of good character,
- be willing to spend time on your trail on a reasonably regular basis,
- complete a training workshop, and
- be certified.
For further information, or to put forward your name as a candidate for the December 2 workshop, please contact Tom Musial, BLT R2T Association, firstname.lastname@example.org.