Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Do you enjoy spending time at any of QC's Conservation Areas? Take part in the Adopt-A-Trail Program and become a volunteer trail steward today!

QC owns and takes care of thousands of acres of land spread across Prince Edward County and the Moira and Napanee watersheds. We have 14 Conservation Areas with a total of 75 km of trails. Our Adopt-A-Trail Program volunteers help to keep our trails safe and accessible, which improves visitor experience.

Sign up now and become a Trail Steward with Adopt-A-Trail! If you have questions, contact our Outreach and Stewardship Coordinator.

A well walked trail in a natural area with a wooden sign that say trail.

 

Volunteer Job Description

Duties:

  • Make a commitment of at least 6 visits per year
  • Prune back overhanging limbs, clear branches and debris from trails. (*specific guidance will be given when volunteers enroll in the program)
  • Post/replace signs and trail markers as needed
  • Remove litter
  • Immediately report inappropriate uses to the main Quine Conservation office at 613-968-3434. Report any issues that should be addressed immediately. (i.e. illegal hunting, safety concerns, vandalism, etc.)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to safely use hand tools such as trail shears and pruning saws
  • Must have own transportation
  • Must be in good physical shape to hike trails
  • Ability to read maps
  • Some natural history experience helpful, but not required
  • Engage with public in a friendly manner and be enthusiastic and respectful toward nature and people

Requirements:

Volunteers must have their own work boots, work gloves, and eye safety wear. Volunteers must follow QC health and safety guidelines outlined in the training session. All volunteers must sign a contract after orientation with a QC staff member.

Benefits:

As a volunteer, you will help maintain an active trail system for the community to enjoy for today and into the future.

How to get started:

  1. Complete the Volunteer Information Form online
  2. The Stewardship Coordinator will contact you to discuss duties and choose trails that need to be kept and monitored.
  3. The Stewardship Coordinator will meet with you for an orientation and to give you CA trail maps and other necessary items. A contract will need signing. This contract outlines duties, responsibilities, and health and safety guidelines that volunteers will need to follow.