To ensure the continued enjoyment of trails in Puyallup parks and open spaces
To unite those interested in responsible land management practices through maintenance of trails and public education
To promote public land stewardship, physical fitness, and community
Stewards who choose to adopt a trail receive training and instruction on proper trail maintenance techniques. All necessary tools and equipment will be provided. The only requirement to adopt a trail is to have a genuine concern for the well-being of our natural resources. Garden clubs, scout troops, youth groups, individuals, special interest clubs, church organizations, families, neighborhood associations, students, school organizations and private businesses are encouraged to get involved. A one-year commitment is required. Adopt-a-Trail volunteers must be at least 12 years of age.
Once trained, volunteers are expected to:
Walk and observe the adopted section of trail
Remove trash and sticks from the trail
Report unusual or suspicious activities on the trail
Submit monthly reports to adopt-a-trail program manager
Perform a larger 'trail service project' at least once a year with Puyallup Parks and Recreation staff (may include spreading wood chips on trails, eradicating invasive plants, restoration plantings, building a new trail segment, or installing small structures such as bird houses, split rail fencing and/or bridges).
City of Puyallup Parks and Recreation will:
Orient individuals and/or groups to the Adopt-a-Trail program
Provide basic trail maintenance training
Provide trail maintenance tools and arrange for the use of trail maintenance equipment
Recognize volunteers with an annual appreciation to those who complete all 12 monthly reports and conduct at least one trail service work day during the adoption period
Volunteers are required to attend an on-site "walk-and-talk" training prior to beginning volunteer work.