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Trails for Everyone Hike Guide Volunteer Training

March 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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This training has been postponed due to public health circumstances. We hope reschedule later this spring.

Do you love people and getting outdoors? Consider being a Kestrel Hike Guide in 2020!

Kestrel Land Trust wants to get more people outdoors with beginner-friendly hikes using Kestrel’s Trails for Everyone trail maps. These casual, volunteer-led walks aim to get more people out on the land and connected with local conservation areas. Using Kestrel’s Trail Maps for Everyone, these guided hikes will be focused less on nature education and focused more on health through hiking. The hikes will introduce people to nearby places to explore, how to read a basic map, and simply getting comfortable outdoors.

Become a volunteer Hike Guide and then pick a trail map, the time and date that works best for you, and choose your style–brisk hike, quiet walk, evening hike, early morning–even a group trail run. We are especially interested in getting families with young children outdoors together. The trails in the Pioneer Valley are for all walks of life: share with your community how you like to get outside!

In order to become a Hike Guide, volunteers must attend at least one hike training, listed below, and have completed a Volunteer Intake Orientation with the Community Engagement Coordinator, Denise.

Join us on Friday, March 27 from 3 – 4 pm, at the Conte Wildlife Refuge in Hadley for a guided hike. Learn how to assist with parking, check in participants, collect donations, introduce Kestrel Land Trust, read the map with families, and lead a Trails for Everyone event. We will be working as a team to determine what makes a day on the trail memorable, while also ensuring participant safety and nurturing a love of the land.

 Registration is required.



March 27, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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