One of the projects our crews have been consistently working on with our regular partner Sonoma County Regional Parks is trail-building and trail-maintenance at Helen Putnam Regional Park outside Petaluma. With several days of dedicated crew training provided by the Sonoma County Trails Council (SCTC), corpsmembers have learned about sustainable trail design, measuring cross slopes, and running slopes, and constructing erosion control and drainage structures into the trail. 

Crews put these skills to use working alongside parks staff and received feedback and ongoing training from SCTC volunteers. Corpsmembers will also install interpretive signage along the Upper Panorama, Savannah, and South Loop Trails once renovation is complete. 

We are proud to share that participating corpsmembers can all speak with authority on the work they are doing and, more importantly, why they are doing it.

This project was recently featured in a short video by the Sonoma County Parks Foundation, check it out.