This year, Kestrel was awarded a grant to purchase tools for trail improvement projects by Extreme Terrain’s Clean Trail Project Grant Program. Our stewardship team received $250 to purchase trail building hand tools.
Volunteers are critical to helping our small staff accomplish trail improvement projects, and with more hand tools available, we can multiply the contributions our volunteers are able to make out on the trail. We are planning major improvements at various conservation areas in the Valley this year, and our goal is to improve public access and enhance the experience for community members to enjoy local trail systems.
With this generous grant award, Kestrel was able to purchase tools we need to perform a higher quality of tail maintenance and construction. These materials will boost our capacity for future trail work and woodworking construction projects so that trail users will continue to enjoy the many special, natural places here in the Valley.
While we are not holding group volunteer work days or trainings this spring due to public health concerns, you are still welcome to learn more about joining a Kestrel Volunteer Crew to help with these improvements. Visit our Land & Trail Crew page or message Eli Smith for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.