Crew Leader Training for the Friends of the Wissahickon
Trail Solutions' Rich Edwards recently returned to the Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia, PA, to work with long-standing client Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW). The non-profit FOW has an active volunteer contingent that has donated thousands of hours to improving the trails in the park, and the organization requested Trail Solutions' assistance to provide additional training to its most-experienced volunteers. To that end, Rich spent a day with 10 crew leaders teaching them how to better plan for and manage work parties, as well as how to recruit, train and retain volunteers. This will lead to more-effective volunteer trailbuilding in Wissahickon Valley Park, ultimately creating better trail opportunities for all.