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AIG Adopts Trail at Hidden Valley - Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
As part of the City's Adopt-a-Trail program, 22 volunteers participated in a trail clean-up of the Hidden Valley Trail. The group worked hard all morning clearing the trail of overgrown brush and tree limbs, in addition to installing 2 trailhead posts for the Hidden Valley Trail signs. A special thanks to the many volunteers from the AIG Corporation, all in blue AIG volunteer shirts, who used the trail clearing efforts as a team building activity. The approximately 51 hours of volunteer hours provided a positive benefit to the trail and surrounding environment.
Saturday Trail Work - Arroyo Vista Trail Clean Up -Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
On Saturday, Nov. 9, approximately 28 volunteers participated in a trail clean up at the Arroyo Vista Trail in southeast Carlsbad. The trail work included filling in ruts on the existing trail east of Rancho Santa Fe Rd. and clearing brush, invasive plants and litter at the far east end of the trail. Many of the volunteers were Carlsbad High School Interact Club members and parents, who worked along with neighbors to make a positive impact to the trail condition and adjacent native habitat. Everyone worked diligently in the warm autumn weather to accomplish a whopping 65 hours of trail volunteer service!
Saturday trail work - La Costa Glen Trail Clean Up - Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
City trail volunteers and parks maintenance staff partnered with SAP, a local software business, to clean up this popular south Carlsbad trail. A total of 31 volunteers, including one Indian Princess, picked up litter, cleared brush and repaired erosion along the unpaved open space trail.
By the end of this beautiful fall morning, over a dozen large bags of trash were removed and a half mile of brushing restored the trail to tip-top condition for hikers and bikers further enjoyment.
National Public Lands Day - Sept. 28, 2013 - Lake Calavera
Carlsbad celebrated National Public Lands Day with a volunteer event that brought nearly 70 community members and city staff together to conduct trail maintenance and restoration activities, such as planting 300 native plants in a one-acre habitat restoration site, brushing and conducting trail erosion repairs and doing litter patrol.
Those who participated had the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Boardwalk Trails project that will soon be constructed across the creek and in wetland areas. Many hiked around the six miles of trails within the preserve.
City staff and local Boy Scouts were on hand to assist with the planting activities and participated in a hike on the North Shore trail learning about the native plants and animals in the preserve. An interpretive panel, one of five recently installed at the preserve, received creative nature-themed stenciling of paw-prints of the many critters that can be found in the area.
National Trails Day - June 1, 2013 - Robertson Ranch
More than 100 people joined the City of Carlsbad in a group hike to commemorate National Trails Day, the country’s largest celebration of trails, with a 3.5 mile group hike on the Robertson Ranch trail. The guided group hike included stops at points of interest and presentations by naturalists and other speakers who can address the unique nature of the trail and its surroundings.
National Trails Day began in the late 1980s and is organized as a national commemorative day by the American Hiking Society.
“Trails are one of the most unique and cherished aspects of the Carlsbad community,” says Liz Ketabian, City of Carlsbad park planning manager. “Every year we have hundreds of volunteers who help to maintain our wonderful trail system for all to enjoy. We are excited to have this specific day to hike and introduce the newly completed trail at Robertson Ranch into the citywide trail system, as part of Carlsbad’s 46 miles of trails.”