Texas Trail Tamers

Memorial Park Conservancy: Introduction to Trail Maintenance Class

  • Friday, October 27, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Running Trails Center, 7575 North Picnic Lane, Houston, TX 77007


  • This is a free class for students wanting to learn about the basics of trail maintenance,

Registration is closed
The Trail Tamers are partnering with the Memorial Park Conservancy of Houston to teach an introductory class on trail maintenance, developed by the Pacific Crest Trail Association and U.S. Forest Service Trails Specialist John Schubert) is for people new to trail work who want an overview. 

One quarter of the class covers “how trails work,” i.e. basic trail design concepts; one quarter covers trail work safety protocols; one quarter covers hands-on brushing and hand-saw clearing; and one quarter covers hands-on drainage cleaning. This sampler class does not prepare students to work independently. Instead, students will understand a range of trail work tasks and have a good idea of what they want to do under a crew leader, or what class they want to take next.

Students need to wear appropriate work clothes, boots and bring a pair of gloves because we plan on hiking and doing some brushing and light trail work.

The Central Texas Trail Tamers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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