Attending a Trail Day

What to Expect at a Trail Day:

– No previous experience working on trails is required!
– Trail Days typically run for 2-4 hours
– Each trail day is led by an experienced trail builder(s) who will explain what to do and oversee everything
– Every trail day will begin with a safety talk and overview of the work planned for the day
– Everyone will meet at the designated meeting spot and walk to the trail together, led by the trail builder(s)

What to Wear:

– Comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the weather and you don’t mind getting covered in dirt.
– Supportive, close-toed shoes
– Layers appropriate for the weather (jackets, extra gloves, hat/toque)

What to Bring:

– A backpack with water, snacks and waterproof outerwear in case the weather changes.
– Work/gardening gloves: due to COVID-19, we are not providing works glove at this time.
– Face mask: to be worn when arriving at the designated meeting spot and whenever 2 meters of physical distancing cannot be maintained.

COVID-19 Trail Day Protocols

– Trail Days will be limited to 10 people (ex. 9 volunteers and 1 builder)
– Upon arrival at the designated meeting location (at the start and end of each trail day) all volunteers and builders will be required to wear a face mask.
– Once the group disperse to the work site and physical distancing is achievable, face masks can be worn voluntarily.
– All volunteers and builders will maintain 2 meters of physical distancing between themselves and all trail users (If at any time physical distancing cannot be maintained, a face mask must be worn)
– Tools, signs and high touch surfaces will be sanitized before and after every trail day
– Volunteers will choose their tool(s) for the day once they have been sanitized. No sharing of tools will be permitted.
 

Sign up for a Trail Day:

To sign up for a trail day, please go to our calendar at www.nsmba.ca/events. The specific details on each trail day (which trail, how to sign up and where to meet etc.) will be detailed there.

To attend a trail day, every participant must have signed a waiver, and completed a quick Health questionnaire (see below).

Waivers

Download, electronically sign and send to ryan@nsmba.ca at least 1 day before the start of the trail day. You only need to sign and send in one Waiver for the year.

COVID-19 Health Questionnaire

Once you have signed up for a trail day, you will be sent an online form to fill out one day before the trail day.
 
It is a very short questionnaire meant to ensure the health and safety of all those attending and, unlike the waiver, you will need to fill out a form for each specific trail day you attend.