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Community Trail Volunteers

The City of Mitcham has a fantastic group of dedicated community volunteers maintaining and improving the Mitcham Trail Network. There are ten Saturday session per year where volunteers carry out a variety of trail maintenance task that makes a significant contribution to the quality of the network.

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Some trail maintenance tasks undertaken by Council’s volunteers and staff include:

  • Brush cutting.
  • Clearing trail corridor of vegetation.
  • Cleaning out drainage (grade reversals).
  • Applying aggregate to armor tread surface.
  • De berming trail edge.
  • Installing stone work features / trail armoring.
  • Installing rolling grade dips and knicks.
  • Installing trail features like jumps, drops and berms.

switch Berm

Council has previously hosted a variety of volunteer groups likes National Green Jobs, Green Corp and there are many established Bush for Life Sites tendered to by Bush for Life Volunteers in Council bushland reserves. These community volunteers undertake a variety of conservation and land management work and learn some great trail maintenance techniques.

Some conservation land management tasks the crews undertake are:

  • Weed Management.
  • Drill and fill herbicide application / olives.
  • hand pulling broom, bone seed and cotton bush.
  • pruning and thinning /olive seed removal.

Council will continue to pursue opportunities to host volunteers, school groups, students in training and established programs like Bush For Life. This is regarded as an important aspect for community education and engagment about sustainable recreation in Council's diverse bushland reserves.

The more volunteers the higher the quality of trails we can have and enjoy. Volunteers will be provided with training so if you are interested in trail building and maintenance or can offer any other skills, let us know by filling out the form below!

Trailbuilder Volunteer

* Mandatory Field

Trailbuilder Volunteer
Firstname*
Last Name*
Contact Phone Number*
Email*
Have you previously been involved in any trail building with a club or organisation?*
Are there any other skills or experience you have which could assist in the development of trails in Mitcham?
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City of Mitcham -ABN 92 180 069 793
131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062
T: +61 8 8372 8888 | F: +61 8 83728101
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