The following schedule will be carried out in parallel to the regular SMMTC trail maintenance schedule. It is anticipated that Trail Corps members will accomplish many of their work hours on the regular trail maintenance events, but these events will provide Trail Corps members with some volunteer experiences outside of the normal trail maintenance activities and opportunities to achieve specific objectives in the Trail Corps Position Description. Note that some events are described as “for Trail Corps members only”. Although these events are not mandatory, it is desired that as many members as possible participate to ensure the projects can be completed within the scheduled time frame. Trail Corps members should coordinate their level of participation with the listed SMMTC leader for each event.

Date(s)
Event
Location
Description
Jan – May 2022
Point Mugu Sign Restoration. This is a long term project that will extend over several months.
Point Mugu State Park – various locations throughout the park
This project intended for Trail Corps members only. This project has three main tasks: Survey all trail signs in the park (approx. 75 signs), develop a data base containing the condition of all signs and prepare sign order forms for needed replacement signs. All Corps members can participate in the first task. The Corps members will team with SMMTC members to drive/hike to all sign locations. Tasks two and three should be performed by one or two members to compile the data base and a separate activity to prepare the order forms. It is expected that these tasks will be spread over several months and carried out in parallel with other events. SMMTC Leader: Jon Sheldon ((805) 906-1069
Feb. 12, 2022
Leo Carrillo Beach Trail Restoration 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Leo Carrillo Beach (Near lifeguard tower).
This project intended for Trail Corps members only. This project will remove an old fence and install a new railing. Fill material will be used to fill in the badly entrenched trail. SMMTC Leader: Barry Dydyk (805) 499-5627
Feb. 14 to Mar. 4, 2022
Pre -CSUCI ESRM Service day recruiting and organization
CSUCI Campus
This project intended for Trail Corps members only. Two or three Corps members are needed to help recruit volunteers and organize the March 6 CSUCI ESRM Service day. The specific tasks are to be defined by the participating Corps members. The SMMTC Leader/Advisor will be available to provide materials (e.g. brochures) and advice as needed. SMMTC Leader/Advisor: Jerry Mitcham (818) 406-1269
March 5, 2022
CSUCI ESRM Service day - Camp 13 Trail 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Leo Carrillo State Park Meet in the Day use parking lot.
A routine trail maintenance event. Up to 20 student volunteers plus Trail Corps and SMMTC crew leaders. Trails Council will provide bus transportation to/from the work site. SMMTC Leader: Jerry Mitcham (818) 406-1269
March 12, 2022
Round Mountain Invasive Plant Removal 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
CSUCI Campus - Meet on Old Lewis Road near the entrance to Camrosa Water Treatment Facility
This project intended for Trail Corps members only. This project will remove various invasive plants species on Round Mountain. SMMTC Leader: Cindy Kimmick (310) 422-7706 and Anne Russell (310) 600-4798
April 2, 2022
Saddle Peak Invasive Plant Removal 8:30 AM – 2:30PM
Saddle Peak - Meet at the large dirt pullout at the 3.9 mile marker on Stunt Road, about 400 feet before the intersection with Schueren Rd.
This project intended for Trail Corps members only. This project will remove the invasive Spanish Broom from Saddle Peak. SMMTC Leader: Jerry Mitcham (818) 406-1269
April 22 – 24, 2022
Annual Trails Days Event
Danielson Ranch Group Campground, Point Mugu State Park
This is the Trails Council’s largest event of the year. It is a week-end event with up to 140 volunteers. Free camping, Saturday evening BBQ dinner and a huge raffle are included. There are work hours available on any or all of the three days. Refer to smmtc.org for additional information. SMMTC Leader: Barb Thomas (805) 509-3426
May 7 – 14, 2022
Annual Backbone Trek (BBTrek)
Backbone Trail, Santa Monica Mountains
This is an annual event featuring a weeklong hike of the 67 mile Backbone Trail (From Point Mugu State Part to Will Rogers Historic State Park)with camping each night. It is limited to 25 hikers and a small group of SMMTC volunteers. There may be opportunities for Trail Corps members to hike and/or volunteer for one or more days on this event. Refer to smmtc.org for additional information. SMMTC Leader John Kross (805) 587-0721
May 7, 2022
Round Mountain Invasive Plant Removal - 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
CSUCI Campus
This project intended for Trail Corps members only. This project will remove various invasive plants species on Round Mountain. Leader: Cindy Kimmick (310) 422-7706 and Anne Russell (310) 600-4798