Trail Manager Program

april, 2021

24apr9:30 am11:00 amFeaturedTrail Manager ProgramSteep Rock Association9:30 am - 11:00 am

Event Details

Enjoy the outdoors? Have some time to share? Become a volunteer Trail Manager for Steep Rock Association (SRA) and help care for some of our 46 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Join us on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for an online training session for both new and veteran trail managers.


Trail Managers help steward a designated trail over a one-year period, regularly scouting the trail for environmental concerns and safety hazards as well as performing light trail maintenance duties. As one Trail Manager noted, “It’s a fun way to explore the preserves while also volunteering for SRA.”

To kick off the Trail Manager program for the season, SRA staff will hold a 1.5-hour online training through the meeting platform Zoom. During the training, volunteers will learn how to assess trail conditions, perform light trail maintenance techniques, and use a GPS mobile app to track their positions and report their findings.

Families with teens and older children are welcome, but an adult must participate with children under 16 years of age.  Registration is required to access the Zoom training session.

PROGRAM LEADER: Mike Giapponi, SRA’s Trails and Preserves Manager, will lead the program. Mike leads volunteers in various conservation projects, including the maintenance of SRA’s 46-mile trail network.

Steep Rock Association is a nationally-accredited land trust whose mission is to conserve ecologically and historically significant landscapes and riparian corridors in and around Washington CT and to enhance the community’s connection to nature through outreach, education, and passive recreation.


(Saturday) 9:30 am - 11:00 am


Steep Rock Association860 868 9131 PO Box 279, Washington Depot, CT 06794