Ridge Trail Day 2019

A volunteer pulls weeds at Ridge Trail Day

The Ridge Trail turned 30, so get Dirty! 

On Saturday, November 2, hundreds of volunteers will join the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, REI Co-op, and our park and non-profit partners for the 12th annual Ridge Trail Day to celebrate and give back to the trail we love!

Volunteers will repair trail tread, build drainage features, remove litter, improve trailside habitats and give the Ridge Trail some TLC! After their hard work, volunteers will be able to socialize and have a chance to win great prizes from REI Co-op.

The locations, descriptions, and hours for each project are listed below to help you choose a site to attend. For volunteers under 18, please pay attention to the minimum age requirement. Specific meeting location will be emailed to you after registration.

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Registration is at the bottom of the page.

2019 RIDGE TRAIL DAY SITE DESCRIPTIONS

San Francisco – Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve: Join Sutro Stewards in celebration of Ridge Trail Day! We will repair tread, address erosion and improve drainage features in high priority areas in preparation for winter weather. Ages 13 and older are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours 9:00 AM-1:30 PM.           Register Below

San Francisco – Golden Gate Park, Oak Woodlands / Phil Arnold Trail: Team up with San Francisco Recreation & Parks Volunteers will help with trail maintenance and associated habitat restoration along the Philip Arnold trail through the Oak Woodlands. Tasks may include brushing trail side vegetation, removing brush, weeding habitat plantings, and building brush lines. Completing these tasks will help promote visitor access through this historic and beautiful part of the park, while enhancing habitat for native plants and wildlife. Ages 13 and up are welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Register Below

Marin – Tennessee Valley: Join The Golden Gate National Park Conservancy will work on the Miwok Trail clearing drains, in preparation for the rainy season. Ages 13 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The details of the location and work are in development. Project hours: 9:00 AM – 12:00PM. Register Below

Fairfax – White’s Hill Open Space: Join Marin County Parks for trail maintenance on the White Hill and Porcupine trails, you will have the opportunity to build drainage features, repair eroded tread, and brush the trail corridor. Ages 9 and up with a moderate to high level of fitness due to use of hand tools that require a fair amount of stamina and working on uneven terrain. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Register Below

Petaluma – Helen Putnam Regional Park: Join Sonoma County Regional Parks for a day of Basic trail maintenance, a combination of pruning and tread work. Possible installation of several small sections of split rail fencing. All ages are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours: 9:00AM – 1:00 PM. Register Below

Napa – Skyline Wilderness Park: Team up with Skyline Wilderness Park Association for a day of trail maintenance along the Ridge Trail in this popular park. Fix and repair incised section of trail and rework water bars. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Project Hours: 9:00AM – 2:00PM. Register Below

Angwin – Pacific Union College: Join the Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance (REMBA) and Pacific Union College to help clean up a prominent ridgeline forest road after some recent fire mitigation work, which was a key project to protect the community of Angwin. This will entail raking woody materials off the forest road, which currently affects hiking and cycling on this beautiful ridgeline trail. Ages 9 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.     Register Below

St. Helena – Moore Creek Park: Volunteers will work to improve switchbacks on Valentine Vista Trail, and Dryfoot Trail has a water crossing that needs some rock moving to make it safer. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Project Hours: 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Register Below

American Canyon – Newell Open Space / Lynch Canyon: Volunteers will join the City of American Canyon, Solano Land Trust, and Solano County Parks to restore a seasonal wetland and to improve trail way finding. We will be conducting a native species planting portion around the perimeter of the wetland and installing trail way finding posts along the existing trail. All ages are welcome. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Project Hours: 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Register Below

Benicia – Benicia State Recreation Area: Join California State Parks for Removing debris and sediment blocking drainage points and culverts. Ages 13 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project Hours: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Register Below

Castro Valley- Cull Canyon: Join the East Bay Regional Park District on brushing, tread and drainage improvements on the Ridge Trail. Ages 12 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project Hours: 9:00AM – 12:30PM Register Below

San Jose – Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve: Join the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority for a day of Ridge Trail maintenance to Improve trail tread on Sierra Vista trail. Slough removal, tread work, outer edge removal, all worked with hand tools. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours: 9:00AM – 2:00PM. Register Below

San Jose – Alum Rock Park: Help City of San Jose improve the Todd Quick trail within Alum Rock Park. Ages 12 and older are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours: 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Register Below

San Jose – Carrabelle Park, Los Alamitos Creek Trail: The City of San Jose  of San Jose will host a park family friend park clean up along the Ridge Trail in San Jose. All ages are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours: 9:00AM – 1:00PM. Register Below

Saratoga – Sanborn County Park off Hwy 35: Help Santa Clara County Parks with pruning, and trail tread maintenance along the Ridge Trail. All ages are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Register Below

Redwood City – Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve: Join Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space District and the Trail Center to prepare the trail for winter rain. Tasks will include clearing out water bars, widening sections of the trail, and more. Ages 14 and up are welcome to participate. Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Project hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.      Register Below


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