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Open Space Authority Field Training Program

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Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

33 Las Colinas Lane

San Jose, CA 95119

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The Open Space Authority will be offering its first free, certificated training program for volunteers who wish to gain a deeper knowledge of parks and natural resource management. If you love helping your local community by keeping our preserves beautiful or you are interested in joining this profession, this program is for you!

Graduates of this program will receive in-depth training on parks and resource management, a certificate of completion from the Open Space Authority, and a certified trail specialist uniform shirt. As you continue to contribute volunteer hours, you will be able to obtain an Apprentice status after an additional 20 hours of work, which allows you to go out into the field on your own and complete volunteer trail and maintenance work. After 40 hours of additional volunteer work, you can progress to a Master status, which will allow you to lead your own volunteer trail maintenance projects and events.

The first training session will begin alongside fellow volunteers with an introduction to the Authority on January 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The remaining training sessions will be throughout February on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays out in the field from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no training on February 17th in observance of Presidents' Day.


Saturday, January 26: 10 am – 4 pm – Introduction to the Agency

Saturday, February 2: 9 am – 2 pm – Field workshop

Tuesday, February 5: 6 pm – 9 pm – Workshop at Open Space Authority Headquarters

Saturday, February 9: 9 am – 2 pm – Field workshop

Tuesday, February 12: 6 pm – 9 pm – Workshop at Open Space Authority Headquarters

Tuesday, February 19: 6 pm – 9 pm – Workshop at Open Space Authority Headquarters

Saturday, February 23: 9 am – 2 pm – Field workshop

Tuesday, February 26: 6 pm – 9 pm – Workshop at Open Space Authority Headquarters

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