Trail Mix, Inc.’s Trail Stewards program enables volunteers to be active participants in maintaining and caring for Juneau’s 250+ miles of world-class trail. Volunteers will assist Trail Mix in keeping trails safe, accessible, and looking great by adopting a trail for the duration of our work season.
Groups interested in joining our Trail Stewards program will submit an application here. No prior trail work experience is necessary! Groups will then be contacted to complete the necessary paperwork and schedule a time for their training. Training takes place in late April and early May. Groups will be responsible for their trail for the duration of a trail season (May-September). Trail leaders for each group will work with Trail Mix to develop a work plan for the summer. Groups will have the option to continue work on the same trail year after year if they choose to stay in the program. Trail stewardship groups will each get a sign at the trailhead that recognizes their group’s commitment to that trail.
In order to apply, groups are required to have:
Trail Stewards will complete one workday each month on the trail they have adopted. Workdays could include projects such as rerouting a trail, improving tread conditions on the trail, adding gravel to the trail, and revegetating sections of the trail. Work is completed through the use of basic hand tools–many of which you have probably already used! We commonly work with shovels, rakes, and pulaskis.
Thank you for your interest in the Juneau Trail Steward’s Program. Please fill out the application below and we will contact you shortly to coordinate your trail adoption.
Click here to view a sample work plan.
Work plans are a collaborative effort between Trail Mix and the partner organization. Work plans will be made to meet your organization’s goals and abilities.