Volunteer Trail Stewards

The Volunteer Trail Stewards provide “eyes and ears” presence on designated trails, report observations and trail maintenance issues, perform basic litter collection and participate in maintenance work days.  VTS are Humboldt Trails Council volunteers. 

There are currently eleven VTS projects across the county, as listed below and shown on this MAP

For the latest VTS News, click here. For information on VTS work days, please contact the coordinator listed below.

Arcata Community Forest Trails - Volunteer work days are the 4th Saturday of every month, except December.  Meeting locations TBA.  Contact Rees at Hughes@humboldt.edu,

Chah GAH Cho Trail - The McKinleyville Land Trust, in partnership with VTS, holds volunteer days for the Chah GAH Cho trail on the 3rd Saturday of alternate months.  Meet at the trail located at the south end of the Mill Creek Cinema parking lot. Contact Steffen at ragnus707@gmail.com to get involved.

Eureka Waterfront Trail North (Tydd St. to Adorni Center) - Volunteer work days are the 3rd Saturday of every month, 9am to 11am. Meet at the foot of X street in front of the Blue Ox Mill.  Contact Dennis at dbhedm@gmail.com or Pam at pamnted@gmail.com

Eureka Wharf Trail ('C' St to Del Norte St) - Volunteer work days are the 1st Sunday of every month, 9am - 11am. Meet at the Wharfinger Building parking lot.  There are also additional volunteer work opportunities.  Contact Gail at  gailpopham@gmail.com.

Freshwater Farms Reserve Nature Trail (5851 Myrtle Ave, Freshwater, just south of the barn) - The Northcoast Regional Land Trust, in partnership with VTS, holds periodic volunteer days.  Contact Karlee at k.jewell@ncrlt.org.

Hammond Trail (Arcata Bottoms to Clam Beach, McKinleyville) - Volunteer work days are the 1st Saturday of every month (except January), 9am-11am. Meeting locations TBA.  Contact Stacy at sbecker@reninet.com

Hikshari' Trail (Eureka's Truesdale St. to Elk River Park & Ride) - Volunteer work days are the 2nd Saturday of every month, 9am-11am.  Contact Mark Freitas at info@humtrails.org

Humboldt Coastal Nature Center Trails (Manila) - Friends of the Dunes has work days periodically at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center.  Call Friends of the Dunes at 444-1397 or info@friendsofthedunes.org

Mad River Bluffs - The McKinleyville Land Trust, in partnership with VTS, holds volunteer days for the Mad River Bluffs trail on the 3rd Saturday of alternate months.  Contact Steffen at ragnus707@gmail.com to get involved.

Lacks Creek Trails (Redwood Valley) - Volunteer work days: locations and dates TBA. Contact Tom at T1philli@yahoo.com

McKay Community Forest (Eureka near Redwood Acres) - To sign-up to be informed of future VTS work days in the McKay Community Forest, contact Emily at emily.sinkhorn@gmail.com.

Wigi Wetlands - with Redwood Region Audubon Society   

Fourth Saturday, 9-11 a.m. Meet behind the Bayshore Mall (at the back parking lot).

Contact Jeremy at jeremy.cashen@yahoo.com

Photo Credit: Jeremy Cashen, Stacy Becker, Pamela Halstead, Keith McCloghrie, Maureen McGarry, McKinleyville Land Trust, Northcoast Regional Land Trust, Gail Popham



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