Knoxville, Tenn. — The Knox County Parks & Recreation Department is implementing a new community-wide Trail Volunteer Program that will offer local trail and greenway users the opportunity to make the park system a friendlier, cleaner, more inviting place to bike, run and play.
The program is a partnership between Knox County, the City of Knoxville, the Town of Farragut, Ijams Nature Center and Outdoor Knoxville. Those interested in joining the program can apply online at http://knoxcounty.org/parks/trail_volunteer/application.php.
Any responsible adult, of any age and ability, is welcome to take part. Volunteers should be willing to commit a few hours each month to visit their specific trail or greenway. Even a small contribution of time will be helpful, and the experience will be rewarding and fun.
The basic responsibilities of a trail volunteer member are to:
• GREET all trail users and act as goodwill ambassadors for our community.
• INFORM users about the park and trail system, trail directions, etiquette and rules.
• ASSIST users who are lost, need bike repair, first aid (when trained) and assist local governments or land managers concerning maintenance and illegal activity.
For more information visit http://knoxcounty.org/parks/trail_volunteer/index.php.