Tay Shore Trail Watch
|Contact||Bryan Anderson, Manager, Parks and Facilities, Tay Township; Phone: 705-534-7248 ext 235; Email: email@example.com|
|More Info Link||www.tay.ca|
|Duties||The Tay Shore Trail Watch Team is a volunteer group of trail ambassadors that was established in 2007 by the Tay Shore Trail Committee with the support of Tay Township Council. Trail Watch Team Members provide a mechanism for the Municipality to observe trail activity, promote safe use of the trail and to increase awareness among users. |
Specific goals of the Tay Shore Trail Watch Team are to:
1) Inform users about trail etiquette and user guidelines and to encourage appropriate use for the safety of all users;
2) To provide information and direction to emergency facilities, contact numbers and to provide first aid assistance if equipped to do so;
3) To report trail conditions pertaining to damage, misuse or maintenance issues to the Recreation Coordinator;
4) To provide trail users with information and answer any questions regarding local points of interest;
5) To assist the Tay Shore Trail Committee with special events and activities pertaining to the trail if you are available;
6) Meet with the Tay Shore Trail Committee on occasion to share comments, suggestions and ideas (approximately twice annually).
|Benefits||Staff and volunteers across the community work hard to maintain the trail for people to enjoy. There are trails for every activity including walking/hiking, biking, rollerblading, snowshoeing, and skiing. |
One goal of the Trail Watch program is to educate users about the permitted activities and to encourage appropriate use. Patrollers also educate users about preventing damage to the trail and proper trail etiquette.
Trail users - whether visitors or residents - may experience problems while on the trail. Whether it’s a flat tire, a sprained ankle, heat stroke, or requiring directions, trail patrollers may be of assistance. They can provide emergency phone numbers and directions to local emergency centres.
Shared-use trails are special places in a community where a variety of people gather to enjoy nature and have fun. When encountering other trail users it is important for everyone to know proper trail behaviour. Trail Patrollers will share information about proper trail etiquette to ensure the safety of all users.
Maintaining a trail involves a variety of tasks including picking up litter, cleaning up branches and fallen trees after storms, shoulder trimming, and repairing damage caused by vandalism.
Trail Patrollers monitor the trail conditions and report any damage and maintenance issues to the Recreation Coordinator.
Trail Patrollers can provide information regarding local points of interest, as well as providing brochures and pamphlets on other tourist attractions.
There are many fun and exciting trail events throughout the year on our trail. Volunteers are always needed to help with these events in a variety of ways.
Trail Patrollers are invited (but not required) to volunteer at these events, to promote the Trail and lend a helping hand.
|Dates and Times||Monday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening |
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Flexible to meet volunteers availability.
|Location||Tay Shore Trail|
|Number of Positions||Tay: 15 individual(s)|
|Ages||16 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||Yes|
|Minimum Hours||6 / Month|
|Commitment Length||Short Term (3 mos or less) ; Medium Term (4 - 12 mos.) ; Long Term (more than one year)|
|Training||Orientation ; Training is required - we provide all training including 1st Aid/CPR training|
|Police Check||Not Required|
|Areas of Interest||General Help (Environment) ; General Help (Recreation & Sports) ; Outdoor Sports ; Wilderness|
|Skills/Experience||To become part of the Tay Shore Trail Watch Team, interested members of the community are asked to: |
1) Be 16 years of age or older;
2) Are encouraged to use the trail a minimum of six (6) hours per month at your convenience;
3) Complete a Trail Watch application form;
4) Meet with the Tay Shore Trail Committee for an interview is required;
5) Participate in a training workshop;
6) Submit a brief log each month to the Recreation Coordinator to report on trail activities. Reports are forwarded to the Tay Shore Trail Committee;
7) Inform the Recreation Coordinator in a timely manner of any incident or, dangerous trail condition.
Once you have joined the Tay Shore Trail Watch Team you will be provided with training on:
1) Trail user etiquette and regulations;
2) Permitted uses and by-laws pertaining to trail use;
3) Public relations and interaction with trail users;
4) Emergency First Aid and CPR training (not mandatory)
|Additional Requirements||1. Fill out a Trail Patrol application (available on the website). |
2. Meet with the Tay Shore Trail Committee for an interview.
3. Participate in a training workshop.
4. Receive your trail patrol kit.
5. Start patrolling and have fun!
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|Organization Name||Tay Township. Municipal Office. Culture and Recreation|
|Address & Map|
450 Park St
Victoria Harbour, ON L0K 2A0
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|Mailing Address||PO Box 100 |
Victoria Harbour, ON L0K 2A0