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Trail Patrol Training

Trail Patrol Training




Come join our Trail Patrol Team!

Trail Patrol volunteers explore and monitor the trail systems at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve and Conservancy’s neighboring Los Cielos Preserve. Volunteers provide information to trail users and serve as ambassadors of our natural lands by reporting trail disturbances and invasive species.

To become a volunteer you have to:

  • be at least 18 years old

  • pass a background check

  • complete a 3 hour training course

  • contribute a one-time $40 Trail Patrol application fee (of which $20 is a refundable deposit)

  • become First Aid and CPR certified

  • sign up for at least one 3-hour shift per month

  • be able to withstand outdoor conditions and tolerate temperature fluctuations

  • be able to interact with the public, staff, and volunteers with professionalism