ad·vo·ca·cy  /ˈadvəkəsē/  (noun): Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.

CTA and Advocacy

CTA’s approach to advocacy based on creating alliances, to create a community that supports trails. Building successful trail systems happens through people collaborating. When land managers, volunteer groups, and community stakeholders, such as businesses, landowners, environmental organizations and local leaders, come together, we can create trails for all.

The most rewarding partnerships include mutual arrangements between stakeholders to enhance a trail system, improve its management or simply resolve the conflicts that sometimes arise on trails beloved by all. Good partnerships are more than the sum of their parts—they allow diverse groups to come together and create capacity that simply wouldn’t exist without that cooperation.

Trail Work

Some of the most important work done by the CTA is trail work..

Trail work is hard and often dirty as jobs range from clearing brush and trees to digging trail and rehabbing eroded areas.

To provide a safe work experience for all, it is essential for each volunteer come properly prepared for the work day.

Mandatory Items

  • Clothing

    • Boots (such as hiking boots)

    • Pants

    • Long-sleeve shirt

  • Water (It is not uncommon for people to drink 3-4 quarts of water on a hot day of trail work)

  • Lunch/snacks (bring more food than you expect to eat)

  • Required medication, if you need it

Suggested Items

  • Gloves

  • Rain Jacket (Possible)

  • Extra clothes

  • Bandana

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug repellent

  • Hat

*All volunteers are required complete a Volunteer Agreement.