Calling All Hikers, Bikers, and Equestrians for a Trail Work Day

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There’s no better way to give back and support the great trail system in the Roanoke Region than to participate in a trail work day.

Did you know that many of our trails are built and maintained by a network of volunteers?

And you can be one of them.

Join fellow trail enthusiasts — hikers, bikers, and equestrians — to maintain and build new trails at Carvins Cove. The work day on Nov. 15 is administered by Roanoke Parks and Recreation and will work on maintenance projects as well as new construction. Volunteers will meet at the Bennett Springs Parking lot at 1 p.m. for each trail work day.

Volunteers will be the first to see new map kiosks at the Cove, because the focus of the work day is to finish working on the last of the intersection signage and the last of the trail conditions signs.

Other trail work opportunities are also coming up on Dec. 7, Jan. 17, Feb. 7, and March 14. You can register for any of the dates online now.

Roanoke Parks and Recreation will provide the tools; just show up with sturdy shoes, water, work gloves, and some excitement to create and maintain the trails in our valley.

If you can’t make these dates, others will be available. Check the Roanoke Valley Greenways or Roanoke IMBA calendars or for more dates and opportunities.