Volunteer Information
Volunteer Trail Work Events

The Wood River Trails Coalition leads volunteer trail work events in the Wood River Valley. Sawtooth Society volunteers help maintain trails in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Pulaski User Group also works on the maintenance of SNRA trails. The Idaho Trails Association leads volunteers on projects that often involve longer stays in the various regions of Idaho that they visit. Information about volunteering with these groups follows:

The WRTC is focused on trail maintenance. They get work accomplished and they raise money to help fund local professional trail-crew staffing. Their next volunteer event is right around the corner, so check the link below to see how you can get involved:
WRTC Volunteer Info Page

You can also get information about volunteering by emailing the WRTC Coordinator of Volunteers, Kya Goldschlager at kgold@woodrivertrailscoalition.org


The Idaho Trails Association takes on significant projects throughout Idaho, traveling to various ranger districts in the state to provide volunteer assistance to the maintenance of non-motorized trails there.


The Sawtooth Society's mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the special qualities of the SNRA. Part of that mission is served by organizing volunteer trail work efforts; which have proven to be an important part of the SNRA's efforts to keep the trails maintained.

For information on the Sawtooth Society's trail volunteer program click on the following link: Sawtooth Society Volunteer Pages


PUG stands for Pulaski User Group. They get important manual labor and handwork done on the SNRA's trails. Here is a link to their web site:
https://www.pulaskiusers.org/


Sawtooth Cleanup 2021
Between Sept. 12 & 25, volunteers are invited to take part in the 2nd annual Sawtooth NRA cleanup hosted by the Idaho Conservation League, Sawtooth Society, Sawtooth Interpretive and Historical Association, Environmental Resource Center, Pulaski Users Group, and the National Forest Foundation.

The work is self-directed and self-selected. To sign up visit:
At the site you will be asked to choose a date and cleanup location. You will then be sent further instructions via email.

If you would like information or have questions you can get in touch with the event's coordinators. Here is their contact info:
Stevie Gawryluk at sgawryluk@idahoconservation.org/(208) 345-6933 ext202
or
Dalton Warr at dalton@sawtoothsociety.org/(208) 899-9244

Volunteering - What to bring:
When coming to a volunteer event, consider wearing long sleeves and long pants. They will help you from getting scratched-up and bug bitten. Bring a pair of work gloves. No open toed shoes - wear heavy duty shoes or boots to help protect your feet from the tools being used. Wear eye protection, sunscreen, and bring some bug repellent along. Carry drinking water and a snack that you can eat if you need a bit of energy. No pets please. Sharp tools will be swung (safely). Playful pooches, and that type of work, don't mix well. If the work will be several miles in from the trailhead, find out if the volunteers will be riding in to the work site, with the tools packed in and out by the organizers. If riding bikes in and out, consider using flat pedals. Clip-in shoes aren't great for doing trail work.



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