The Madison County Park District recognized the volunteer trail sentinels for their hours of service on the Ohio to Erie Trails at the annual meeting of the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails on Saturday, Jan. 17.
The Trail Sentinels promote safe conditions by inspection, maintenance and recommendations to improve the trail for all users. Eleven volunteers gave 1,599 hours monitoring the trail during 2017, including 524 hours volunteered by Jerry Miller.
Volunteers may serve the community in two ways:
As an ambassador — The volunteer rides the trail to provide “good Samaritan” assistance to trail users and be the eyes and ears for the local law enforcement agency.
As a crew member — The volunteer helps to clear honeysuckle, blow leaves off the trail or mow.
If you are interested in helping the community, the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails are looking for volunteers who are at least 18 years old, enjoy riding on the Ohio to Erie Trail, and have the ability to communicate positively with staff, trail users and property owners adjacent to the trail.
For more information call Julia Cumming, program administrator, Madison Soil and Water Conservation District, at 740-852-4003, option 3 or visit fmcpt.com under “about us.”