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We post all the volunteer projects and upcoming events here. Please do NOT just show up for a volunteer project. It is important to Sign Up First to insure we have sufficient tools, equipment, supervision and to be able to notify you of project changes.
Meeting location: Sparrowhawk Day Use: Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy 1) to Canmore. South on Hwy 742 Spray Lakes – Smith Dorrian Rd to the Sparrowhawk Day Use Areas
What to expect: Light to moderate level work. The project involves decommissioning ~400-500m of the existing trail from Spray Lakes Road up toward the Sparrowhawk Tarns. A new trail route that is slightly less steep has already been constructed as part of the High Rockies project and the project with Friends volunteers simply involves using hand tools to loosen the compacted old trail tread, placing rocks and logs across the old trail, and other miscellaneous tasks to rehabilitate the old trail.
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, bug spray, bear spray, and other personal gear. All of the tools and equipment will be supplied.
SIGN UP: HERE (sign up closes at 12pm the day before the event)
Volunteer Agreement Form: All volunteers working on an independent Friends project, such as High Rockies Trail, need to fill out the Friends Liability Waiver. This is different than the Parks Volunteer agreement signed for other projects. 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, 2015’.
To accelerate the paperwork process, you can 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.