The Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council has entered into a formal agreement with the CSUCI Center for Community Engagement, to join their Service-Learning program. Read more about the CSUCI program.
In collaboration with the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Councils, the Center for Community Engagement, has openings for a new student program: CSUCI TRAIL Corps. Based on the rich tradition of wilderness trail workers, Corps members will serve for one year alongside Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council mentors to construct, repair, maintain, and restore the public trail system throughout the Santa Monica Mountains and adjacent areas. Corps members will participate in analyzing planning, and completing various trail projects including maintenance and clearing, construction of erosion prevention structures, and construction of steps, walkways, and bridges in timber or rock and outreach events conducted by Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council members.
Corps members will also work to educate CSUCI students about the work of the Trails Council, increase awareness of trails and recruit on campus volunteers to participate in the Council’s volunteer projects.
Trail Corps members will maintain a journal of their participation in Trail Corps activities. This journal will be used to evaluate and improve the Trail Corps experience, Trail Corps members will also, under guidance of Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council mentors, plan, conduct and report on a trail project.
Pay rate: Corps members will receive a stipend for 75 hours of work to split between fall and spring semester.
The Corps members program began with an Orientation, an "introductory" trail maintenance lecture and performed a few hours of OJT. They have completed the parks volunteer agreements and related forms. Jason Finley has verified their vaccination status. They will now be joining our trail maintenance events. Jerry Mitcham is the SMMTC Manager for this program. Please address any questions or comments to him. Jerry Mitcham @verizon.net