The Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club needs and welcomes you as a volunteer for a variety of activities. Getting involved is usually very personally satisfying. You get out of doors, you meet and work with other people, and you contribute to the maintenance of a Trail that can be enjoyed by thousands of people in a season. Some activities to consider are listed below. If one of the following opportunities is of interest to you, please e-mail or call the appropriate Director, or the Volunteer Coordinator – Peter Blackmere – [email protected]
Trail Maintenance and Building
The Dufferin Hi-Land Club continues to have not just some of the most beautiful trails in the system, but some of the best maintained. Generally, trail building and maintenance is done when needed during the week. The Dufferin Club is fortunate to have a number of skilled trail workers amongst its membership; however, there are times when we can use additional help maintaining the trail. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Trail Director Carl Tafel at [email protected] so that you can be notified of any upcoming trail building events.
Norman Wingrove, Carl Tafel, Carl Alexander, James Griffin, Ian Shelton, Marlis Butcher-Jim Preyde, Marlis Butcher, James Griffin
As in the other eight Clubs, the Dufferin Hi-Land section of the Trail is divided into sections, each of which is under the scrutiny of a Trail Captain. The Trail Captains inspect their sections three times per year and fill out a report on what needs to be done. If a Trail Captain position becomes available and you are interested in becoming a Trail Captain, please contact Carl Tafel – [email protected]
The Club always needs hike leaders and ideas for special hikes. The most important requirement here is the interest to be on the Trail and to help others to enjoy hiking. The fundamentals of leading an enjoyable and safe hike are provided. If you have any questions, or would like to become a hike leader, please contact Hike coordinator Les Babbage [email protected]
There are several occasions where volunteers are required for special tasks. This includes maintaining a checkpoint on an End-to-End hike, assisting with Bruce Trail Day in October, participating in events such as the Alliston Potato Festival, and organizing social or fundraising events.
Contact Carol Foley for events – [email protected] .
Contact Barb Sonzogni for social events – [email protected]
Contact Susan Bate for trade shows and Fairs, etc – [email protected]
Did you know that only 51% of the Bruce Trail is considered secure and safe from development? And perhaps even fewer of us realize that the Bruce Trail Conservancy is the only charitable organization working to preserve public access to the Niagara Escarpment while restoring its natural habitat. In order to conserve the Escarpment, the Conservancy acquires land in two ways: through purchase with funds raised by donations and fundraising efforts or by a landowner donation.
We always appreciate being informed of properties that come up for sale along the Optimum Route. If you frequently travel the roads near and along the Dufferin Hi-Land section of the Trail, you could be a “securement spotter” and help us to preserve this natural treasure!
Carl Alexander – [email protected]