Whitefish Trail Patrol
The goal of the Whitefish Trail Patrol is to offer a regular presence on the trail system and to provide visitor assistance. The Patrol consists of dedicated volunteers partnering with trail managers, landowners and emergency personnel to assist, educate and inform the recreational users of the Whitefish Trail.
Whether you’re out on the trail mountain biking, hiking, trail running, or horseback riding, we need your help to act as the eyes and ears of the Whitefish Trail and to assist in medical and mechanical emergencies. Patrollers will be offered basic first aid, CPR and basic bike maintenance training. Training starts early May with regular patrols until September.
A Junior Trail Patrol will provide an avenue for youth in the community to be mentored by experienced members of WT Patrol. Youth Patrollers must sign up with a parent or adult who they will patrol with.
Trail Patroller duties:
• Complete two patrols on the trail each month. They can be any combination of mountain biking, hiking, running, or horseback riding. After each patrol, submit a report telling us what you saw!
• Be the eyes and ears of the Whitefish Trail. Report downed trees, damaged tread, or animal sightings.
• Educate trail users of proper etiquette
• Offer volunteer services at outdoor races and events
• Collaborate on trail work days, clinics, group rides and other Whitefish Trail events
• Assist in medical and mechanical emergencies on the trail during patrol
Volunteering on the WT Patrol is a good excuse to get out on the trail while providing information to trail users, help to those who may be lost or exhausted, and keep track of the condition and use of the trail.
This year’s bike patrol training will be held on May 1st at 6:00 PM at the Whitefish Legacy Partners office. 525 Railway, Suite 206.
For more information, please contact Margosia Jadkowski by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-3880