We Need You!
To keep the park beautiful, several steps must be regularly taken.
Officially, Friends of Copperfield Nature Trails sets up four to five days a year to go out and spend several hours cleaning trash, trimming trees, planting, mulching, digging, and otherwise maintaining the trail. This isn’t quite enough though, so thankfully, members of our group (and also random neighbors who visit the park) will go out of their way to pick up trash, edge the trails, and do what they feel is right to preserve the park.
If you’d like to volunteer in one way or another, we’d love to have you. There are a few steps you can take to help make the park a better place. These steps are as follows:
Volunteer During Official Work Days
Volunteering during official work days is the most efficient way to volunteer to help out our park. The work days are from 9AM to 12PM, and we typically have a list of things that need to be taken care of.
Volunteer On Your Own
If you’re at the trail on your own, and you just want to help, here’s a few things you can do to start:
- Pick up trash that you find along the trail
- Clear any fallen branches that have fallen on the main trail
- Make notes of any hazardous trail conditions and report them on our contact page
- Plant native flowers, or if you’re really ambitious, trees, along the sides of the trail. If you’re going to try this, consider the location you plan on using. If it is an area that is prone to foot traffic, keep your plants away from the trail so they don’t get stepped on!
- If you see any wildlife, take pictures! You can email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to see them, and post them (with your permission)!
We’re still trying to come up with a decent software for volunteer recording. Unfortunately, this has been a long term problem, which we are trying to solve, potentially through creating it ourselves. In the mean time, if you have volunteered for a certain number of hours, and you’d like some form of logging or verification, contact us and we’ll try to work something out.