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Calling all hikers, bikers and equestrians - Adopt-A-Trail Kanab is seeking active volunteers

In collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management Kanab Field Office, a new volunteer organization has been created to facilitate the maintenance of local hiking, biking and equestrian trails. The newly formed Adopt-A-Trail Kanab welcomes locals who are interested in keeping our local trails and trailheads in pristine shape.



Left: Barry Glazier during the construction of the Tilted Mesa Trail system. Right: Jim Johnston during the creation of the Raven Trail. Photos courtesy of Susan Johnston.


The primary purpose of the program is to provide for visitor safety, enjoyment and resource protection through periodic trail patrols and trail needs assessments. Volunteers will also perform light maintenance tasks that range from litter removal to actual physical trail repair. Volunteers must attend a safety and trail maintenance event hosted by Dan Gunn, Outdoor Recreation Planner, BLM Kanab Field Office. Participants will also provide the BLM with a completed Volunteer Agreement prior to the performance of any official duties. On a continuing basis, they will provide patrol logs detailing safety or maintenance issues. The first scheduled training event will be held Wednesday, May 15, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Bunting Trailhead.



Adopt-A-Trail Kanab seeks a Maintenance Coordinator and a group of volunteers for each trail. Currently those trails include The Weigh Station Dinosaur Tracks Trail, Greenhalgh Trail, Bunting Trail, Cottonwood Trail, Beehive (formerly Squaw) Trail, Raven and Roadrunner Trails, K-Hill Trail, Tom’s Canyon Trail, Canyon and Cliffs Trails, Mansard Petroglyphs Site Trail and the Tilted Mesa Mountain Bike Trail Complex.


For further information, or to sign up for safety and trail maintenance training, drop by the Adopt-A-Trail booth at this Saturday’s Health and Wellness Fair from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the Kanab Center. Join our group on Facebook at Adopt A Trail Kanab or contact Susan Johnston at sjonthebeatenpath@yahoo.com

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