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Events / Schedule                                            updated 4/15/2014

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO VOLUNTEERED YOUR TIME & HAVE MADE STEWARDS OF THE SEQUOIA TRAIL APPRECIATION DAYS SUCH A SUCCESS
Stewards have now performed maintenance on over 2100 miles of trails since 2004
We continue to be the largest on the ground volunteer group in the Sequoia National Forest since beginning our program in 2004

STEWARDS OF THE SEQUOIA 2014
TRAIL APPRECIATION DAYS AND EVENTS CALENDAR

DATES AND LOCATIONS SOMETIMES ARE CHANGED AT THE LAST MINUTE, SO PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the days you plan to volunteer, or to be added to the list of volunteers so we can notify you regarding future events, or in case of location change and to determine how many volunteers will be helping. For location to be determined days we will contact those who register with the staging information. On rare occasions we must cancel the day and we can only contact those who register.
Or email volunteer@stewardsofthesequoia.org

WINTER-SPRING TRAIL APPRECIATION DAYS 2014

  • 5/10/14 Location to be determined based on soil conditions and weather
  • 5/2414 Location to be determined based on soil conditions and weather
  • 6/14/14 Location to be determined based on soil conditions and weather

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER to help out on Trail Appreciation Days

More Dates To Be Announced

If you do not have the time or desire to volunteer please consider donating to help fund keeping Sequoia trails open

To see more about Stewards volunteer efforts  Link to Stewards Volunteer Hour Meter

Wall of Fame- A list of the volunteers who work on the trails to keep them open

Want to find out more about what Stewards volunteers do to help the trails. Read about some projects on the Kern Canyon Trail Building or Tobias Trail or Whiskey Flat Trail or Thousands of Trees Block Trails
 
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he majority of our trail work is in the remote backcountry that Forest trail crews find it harder to access. We use trail bikes to access these remote trails & perform work to keep these trails open to everyone. If you are interested in working on trails and do not own a trail bike please contact us and we will assign you to a project that can be walked to. For all other projects please bring your dirt bike (geared down for technical riding) and riding gear to access the trail, as well as water, work gloves, backpack, hat and sunglasses. Bring a large back pack too if you have one. Bring any portable tools you might have-folding saw, clippers.  Forest Service will supply additional tools. Lunch will be provided by Sierra Gateway Market to those who confirm one week prior to each event
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All trail days will include some good intermediate or advanced intermediate technical riding getting to and from the work area. Do not fill up your gas tank especially if you have a large tank, as this will be extra weight that will tire you out. We rarely go more than 30 miles in a day.
Please register so we can contact you if we have to cancel a work day

Camping & lodging info Where to camp in the area with showers, full hookups, swimming pool, cabins for rent or free dispersed camping

The Ultimate Trail Tool leave your chainsaw behind

How to Carry the Combi Trail Tool that we provide

The Two Thousand Mile Miracle Tire- What if I told you there is a miracle tire out that sticks to loose soil, roots & rocks unlike any knobby you have ever owned?
Would you be interested?

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IMPORTANT ISSUES AND WHY WE VOLUNTEER ON TRAILS

The Forest Service has been quite responsive to Stewards of the Sequoia efforts during the trail planning process and have been able to stop the proposed closure of about 25% of single track trails and 30% of the forest roads in the Greenhorn District. Read More>>>>

One of the best ways to help keep trails open and prevent closures is to help out on Stewards of the Sequoia Trail Appreciation Days where we perform trail maintenance. Most of that work involves reducing erosion by stopping water from running down the trail which can create deep ruts and a loss of top soil as shown in this Stewards powerpoint

Please be sure and become an official Stewards member so we can keep you informed on action items to keep your trails open.
The USFS trail crew can only work on about 60 miles of trail a year. Stewards of the Sequoia performs maintenance on about 200 miles of single track trails each year. We have a choice to volunteer to keep trails open or let them degrade and be closed. Stewards have adopted nine trails and have been doing work on others as well.
We need your help.
If you like to ride and want to help keep your trails open, then please do one or two days of trail volunteering each year. We know everyone is busy, but a handful of dedicated folks cannot do all the trail maintenance alone.

Do not feel like you have to do everything, but please do something.
Bob Frenes, who rides and is in charge of the South Sequoia Trail maintenance crew for the US Forest Service, will be helping us
We hope to see you out enjoying your trails and helping to keep them open
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Nondiscriminatory Notice
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service prohibits discrimination in all its programs & activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation & marital of family status (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information
(Braille, large print, audio tape, etc) should contact USDA’s TARGE center (202) 720-2600 (voice & TDD)
To file a complaint of discrimination write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th & independence SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 710-5964 (voice & TDD) USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider & employer

 
     
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