The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, REI
and local park agencies will
once again team for the 2nd Annual REI - Ridge Trail Service Day. Each of the 10 Bay Area REI stores will partner with
a local park agency, land trust or open space district to build,
improve, or restore a section of the Ridge Trail, and REI is supporting an 11th project in Napa County. With 11 different projects, there's sure to
be one near you, so pitch in, get dirty and help build the Ridge Trail!
No experience necessary; tools and supervision provided. Projects vary at each site. Advance registration required. Morning refreshments provided be REI and Peets Coffee & Tea. To get more information on each project & to register, click on a link below, or call the Council at 415.561.2595 and ask for Joel.
The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council gratefully thanks REI
for it's support. A long-time partner of the Council, REI has supported
the Council’s work through grants, work parties and trail events.
REI Ridge Trail Service Day, Saturday November 7, 2009: Work Parties around the Bay
The Bay Area Ridge Trail Councilis a 501(c)(3) nonprofit uniting volunteers and agencies to plan, build, maintain, and promote a 550-mile multi-use trail on the ridgelines around San Francisco Bay. When complete, it will connect over 75 parks and open spaces.
The Ridge Trail serves the recreation needs of diverse communities, providing close-to-home recreation for all Bay Area residents and countless visitors. However, the Ridge Trail offers more than recreation for hikers, runners, mountain bicyclists, and equestrians: it provides an opportunity for people in the densely populated Bay Area to reconnect with the natural environment. The trail is both accessible to everyone through well-located trailheads, and remote, because users can quickly leave the urban environment and get out to unspoiled places.
The Council partners with local governments, public agencies, nonprofit land trusts, community members and trail advocates in all nine Bay Area counties. There are over 360 miles of dedicated Ridge Trail open for you to enjoy today and protected for future generations.