Texas Trail Tamers

McKinney Falls State Park - Homestead Trail

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 4200 Smith School Rd, Austin, TX 78744


Registration is closed

The Trail Tamers return to one of our favorite parks in Central Texas for a regular series of Trail Maintenance projects. We will clear water features to be sure the trails continue to shed water and do brushing to maintain the trail corridor. This is a good volunteer opportunity to give back to the parks you love and learn about how sustainable trails work. These projects are open to members and volunteers from the public. Kevin Deiters is leading this project. 

Volunteers need to wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring work gloves and if you have your own, bring a hardhat and safety glasses. Bring your own water and snacks. The Trail Tamers will bring the required tools. 

There is a $5 charge per day for Trail Tamer projects. The funds are used to support basic organizational expenses. 

Volunteers will meet at the Texas Parks and Wildlife State Headquarters adjacent to the park.  4200 Smith School Rd, Austin, TX 78744. Head to the parking lot next to Building D (past the main buildings). Note: This is not the park headquarters

TEMPORARY PRECAUTIONS With regard to COVID-19, only participants who are fully vaccinated may attend our projects. Due to increased risks for spreading the disease and becoming seriously ill during or after an event where people work in close proximity with each other, only people who show proof of current vaccination may attend. Other precautions such as wearing masks in enclosed spaces and when working within close contact of each other may be required. Because the Delta variant is highly contagious even among people who are vaccinated, everyone will need to get a Covid-19 antigen test immediately prior to the event. 

Trail Tamers need to be symptom free immediately before and throughout any project. 

Symptom free means none of the following symptoms (from any cause) for two weeks:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake

COVID-19 Protocols

  • Participants will need to sign a waiver, provide documentation and complete a self-evaluation before attending the project.
  • Participants will need to provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test and a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card.
  • Participants would need to bring their own PPE (gloves, masks, safety glasses, hard-hats) and are encouraged to bring their own hand tools (loppers, hand saws, etc.)
  • Practice physical distancing by keeping six feet or more away from others—best practice being ten to 15 feet apart when physically exerting one’s self and/or downwind of other people. 
  • CTTT will provide hand-washing stations or alcohol wipes at each work-site.

Registration: The fee for this project is $5 and will be used to cover basic Trail Tamer organization expenses. 


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

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