Texas Trail Tamers

Trail Building and Maintenance Class Hosted by Ecology Action

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • 1600 Grove Ave., Austin, TX 78741
  • 12


  • This class is hosted by Ecology Action and taught by the Central Texas Trail Tamers 501(c)(3). The Trail Tamers have been self-supporting while building and maintaining nature trails since 1993. Please consider joining the Trail Tamers Your membership in the Trail Tamers pays for insurance, tool storage and upkeep, and other necessary expenses. We are a nonprofit volunteer organization and members are not paid for their work. Membership is only $35 at www.TrailTamers.org

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Ecology Action at Circle Acres is hosting the Central Texas Trail Tamers for a project that will include education on sustainable trail construction and maintenance on lands like those Ecology Action and the City of Austin provide to the public.

Day 1 will begin with a classroom presentation at the Ruiz Library at 10 a.m. and then move to the Circle Acres Nature Preserve to begin the work project. 1600 Grove Blvd, Austin, TX 78741 

Day 2 will begin at Circle Acres at 9:00 a.m. and finish at 4:00 p.m. All volunteers must sign up for and attend the classroom portion of the event prior to working on the trails. 

The Central Texas Trail Tamers Trails College uses a curriculum developed by the Pacific Crest Trail Association in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service. You will learn “how trails work”, basic design concepts, safety protocols, and how to gain “trail eyes”.  

The classroom work will be followed by a trail rehabilitation project on a section of trail that serves as a neighborhood entrance to Roy Guerrero Park.  Volunteers will get hands on training focusing on clearing and brushing a trail, building sustainable tread and setting steps on steep terrain. This is the first of a planned series of efforts that will lead to development of a new nature trail system winding through some of the last wild forest in central Austin that will run from the ACC Riverside Campus all the way to the Colorado River. 

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity where you can gain new skills that apply to nature trail design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance and stewardship then you will find these workshops enjoyable and beneficial.  If you want to contribute to a new nature trail that is certain to become a unique gem among network of Austin trails, join us for this project.

Please join the Trail Tamers We would love to have you with us. By becoming a member you can Join us on other projects through out the year. Its a great way to get involved in helping people access nature and learn too protect the natural areas we all love.  Join for only $35.00 at www.TrailTamers.org 

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

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