Lincoln Conservation Volunteer Program Application
The Town of Lincoln has 80+ miles of trails across over 5 square miles of conservation land. The Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust staff spend a great deal of effort on sound stewardship of the land. Staff are seeking assistance from volunteers to perform trail upkeep and education/outreach.
Adopt-A-Trail Volunteer duties may include:
• Reporting on overall trail condition, hazards, wildlife issues, signage issues, and fallen trees
• Picking up litter
• Removing brush and fallen twigs from the trail surface, and removing overhanging branches or brush that blocks the trail
Volunteer Ranger duties may include:
• Educating Flints Pond visitors about the importance of staying away from the Flints Pond edge – no fishing, swimming, wading, or boating allowed.
• Educating visitors at Flints Pond, Mt. Misery and other areas about the importance of being in control of their pets and removing dog waste from the property.
• Rewarding good behavior of dog owners on the trails
We expect all volunteers to report basic information on visitor interaction and observed trail uses on a Google or paper spreadsheet once a month. At least one trail sweep required each month.
Who can become a Conservation Volunteer?
Anyone who is passionate about protecting conservation land and eager to be a welcoming ambassador to trail users is encouraged to apply. Individuals (must be 18 years old or work with a consenting adult), families or groups (scouts, school classes, youth groups, etc) who meet the following qualifications:
• Love for our trails
• Willingness to perform light manual labor and/or educate visitors about trail regulations.
• Ability to go out onto the trails on average once per month (on your own schedule)
• Comfortable navigating on one or more trail systems or able to use OuterSpatial (to mark locations of issues to report back to the Conservation Department)