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Build trail and friendships along the ridge! #RTDAY10 #RidgeTrailDay

On November 4, hundreds of volunteers will join the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, REI, and our park and non-profit partners for the 10th annual Ridge Trail Day to celebrate and give back to the trail we love!

Volunteers will repair trail tread, build fences, remove litter, and give the Ridge Trail some TLC! After their hard work volunteers will be able to socialize and have a chance to win great prizes from REI.

The locations, descriptions, and hours for each project are listed below to help you choose a site to attend. For volunteers under 18, please pay attention to the minimum age requirement.

Each volunteer must register separately with their own email address. To register a large group, or with any questions, please call the Ridge Trail's volunteer coordinator Tina Cuevas at (415) 561-2595 ext 204 or email tinacuevas@ridgetrail.org

Warm-up for Ridge Trail Day at unique trail and trail-themed events throughout the Bay Area! REI and the Ridge Trial will be hosting four events around the trail on 10/29, 11/1, and 11/2!

Join as a new Ridge Trail Council member for $25 or make a donation when you register and get a great piece of commemorative swag on November 4. While supplies last!


2017 SITES:

San Francisco - UCSF Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve: Join Sutro Stewards as they dedicate the new Clarendon Trail as an official part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and work along the new Ridge Trail route through Mount Sutro. Ages 14 and older are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Project hours 8:30am-1:30pm.
San Francisco - Presidio: Team up with the Presidio Trust to maintain the Ridge Trail and its nearby features within the 2 mile stretch inside the Presidio. All ages are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Project hours 9:00am-12:30pm.
Mill Valley - Dias Ridge: Team up with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and improve ruts in the trail by creating an inside drain, installing small check steps, and crowning the Dias Ridge trail. Ages 14 and older are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Project hours 9:00am-12:00pm.
Fairfax - 680 Trail: Join Marin County Parks for trail maintenance on the 680 trail including building drainage features, repairing eroded tread, and brushing the trail corridor. Ages 12 and up are welcome to attend. Project hours 9:00am - 12:30 pm.
Petaluma – Helen Putnam Regional Park:* Join Sonoma County Regional Parks and help improve drainage along the Savannah Trail. Volunteers can plan to construct several drainage lenses, a small armored crossing and possibly re-route a section of trail. All ages are welcome to attend: under 13 must have a parent or guardian in attendance, ages 14-17 can participate with a parental permission slip. Please note there is a short 1/3 mile hike to the site, and poison oak is present but will not be worked directly in. Project hours: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Glen Ellen - Jack London State Historic Park: POSTPONED Join Sonoma County Trails Council to remove slough, berm and weeds from the East Slope Ridge Trail. There's no minimum age, but volunteers must be able to hike 1/2 mile uphill with tools, and all volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Project hours 9:00am-12:00pm, must be available for entire project due to a shuttle to worksite.
American Canyon - Newell Open Space Preserve and Lynch Canyon: Volunteers will join Solano Land Trust, City of American Canyon and other partners to enhance the Newell open Space trailhead and neighboring trails in Lynch Canyon. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Project hours: 9:00am-1:00pm.
Napa - Skyline Park:* Team up with Skyline Wilderness Park Association and Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Association to do trail maintenance on Ridge Trail in this popular park. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Project Hours: 9:00 am - 12:30pm.
Benicia State Recreation Area: Join California State Parks to enhance the recreation area by doing trail work, non-native plant removal, Split-Rail repair and more! Ages 12 and older are welcome to participate; those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Project hours: 9:00am – 2:00pm.
Castro Valley – Cull Canyon: Join East Bay Regional Park District for trail maintenance work including clearing brush, and improving the Ridge Trail’s tread and drainage. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Project hours: 9:30am – 12:30pm.
Berkeley Hills – Grizzly Peak: SOLD OUT!! Join East Bay Municipal Utilities District to remove litter and do trail tread maintenance on their watershed property near Grizzly Peak. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate with adult supervision.
San Jose - Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve: Join Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority for trail maintenance and repair. Ages 14 and older are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Project hours: 9:00am-2:00pm.
San Jose - Alum Rock Park: Help City of San Jose improve the trails within Alum Rock Park. Ages 18 and older are welcome to participate. Project hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
San Jose - Coyote Creek Trail: Help City of San Jose enhance the urban Coyote Creek Trail by removing invasive weeds, improving the trail conditions and picking up litter. All ages are welcome to participate, minors under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Project hours: 9:00am-12:30 pm.
Saratoga – Sanborn County Park: Join Santa Clara County Parks to do drainage and tread maintenance on the John Nicholas Trail. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate. Project hours are 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Los Altos – Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve: SOLD OUT!! Join Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District to do trail work including slough and base rock removal along the Ipiwa Trail. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate with adult supervision. Project hours: 9:00am – 2:30pm.
* Please note: we’re monitoring conditions for projects affected by the devastating fires. We may adapt these projects and/or site locations to address the changing needs and capacities of our park partners. Stay tuned.
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