STA launching trail ambassador program


Last updated 4/25/2023 at 4:10pm

Sisters Trails Alliance (STA) has been awarded a $45,900 grant through Travel Oregon’s Oregon Trails Fund program to hire a Volunteer Events & Education Coordinator (VEEC) to recruit, train, and manage a robust cadre of volunteers who perform trail work and support activities on behalf of STA.

In addition, the VEEC will establish and oversee a new Student Trail Ambassador program: six to 10 students trained and compensated to educate trail users about sustainable recreation, environmental trail stewardship and reducing user-impact and multi-user conflict on the trails managed by STA. Students will learn “Leave No Trace” principles, responsible dog waste management, and “Share the Trail” protocols and proper maintenance for sustainable trails. The grant request also includes tools, supplies and safety gear for volunteer trail work.

STA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the outdoor experience. In cooperation with the Sisters Ranger District, the organization builds and maintains non-motorized trails in the Sisters area including the renowned Peterson Ridge Trail system. STA produces a free trail map, hosts an annual speaker series, and supports trail-related activities. The organization is an active advocate for trails and trail-related issues for the Sisters community.

To apply for the summer Student Trail Ambassador program, send cover letter, resume, and at least three references to [email protected].

Applications will be accepted through June 1.


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