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Chester-Sawmill Trail Days

August 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

We’re ready to continue working on the new approved winter trails for the Chester-Sawmill Winter Trails System! This is year 2 of a 2-year project led by the Friends to re-introduce 12 km of winter trails. The majority of this work will include brushing overgrown ski or forestry roads. The below picture gives you an idea of what the trails look like. We will be working on the trail labelled #4 in the below map.

Alberta Parks has kindly offered free camping at the Pocaterra Day Use (Overflow Camping) for volunteers working on this project. Come help build your trail community and enjoy staying in the park. Double whammy!! If you want to take advantage of this offer, email to be added to the camping list.

Date: Friday August 24, 2018

Meeting time: 9:30am (9:30am –3:30pm)

Meeting location: Sawmill Day Use

Number of people: 12/day


What to expect: The level of effort will be low-moderate and include brushing a 3m corridor by pulling and cutting trees and shrubs.

What to bring: You’ll need to wear hiking boots and bring work gloves (Friends of Kananaskis work gloves will be available), rain gear (hopefully not needed), along with your lunch, water, sunscreen, bear spray, and other personal gear. All of the tools and equipment will be supplied.

Volunteer Agreement Form: All volunteers will need to fill out this FKC Volunteer Agreement Form. The form can be filled out once, and valid for the entire season by filling out the ‘Termination of Agreement’ section at the bottom of the form and adding date ‘December 31, 2018’. To accelerate the paperwork process, print and fill out this form prior to the trail care day. Please present your completed form to the Friends of KC Crew Leader.

Note: Should weather not cooperate and we need to cancel, we will notify you by email around 12pm the day before the event.

How to cancel a sign up: Should you have to cancel, here are the steps:

  1. Log into the volunteer sign up system
  2. Go to the tab ‘Assignments’ (3rd tab from left)
  3. All Trail Days you have signed up for are listed her
  4. Click ‘Remove’ for the Trail Day you want to cancel.

You can do the above steps up to 48 hours prior to the event. Post 48 hours, you need to advise and email Nancy Ouimet, Executive Director at


Sign up closes at 12pm on the day before the event.


August 24, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Friends of Kananaskis Country
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Sawmill Day Use Area