Paydirt 2011

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Paydirt 2011

Postby Art White » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:55 pm

Hurricane Irene has dropped a ton of trees on our trails, and Jorba is quickly getting our trails cleaned. A big thanks to all the volunteers that have been so dedicated this year. Paydirt is already close to 4500 hours! The parks values that at $103,500. If you are interested in helping out, contact the Jorba coordinator at your local park, or come out to volunteer on a scheduled work day.

Many parks are still cleaning up. Upcoming Jorba Work days:

9/9 (Tuesday) Jungle Habitat 5:30
9/10 (Saturday) Jungle Habitat 9:00
9/17 (Saturday) Mercer 9:00
9/18 (Sunday) Allaire 8:00
9/24 (Saturday) Washington Valley 9:00
10/1 (Saturday) Jungle Habitat 9:00

Racers looking to gain Paydirt points, need to do that by Oct 1.
For more info, please check the Jorba site Calendar:

http://www.jorba.org/

10 reasons to do Paydirt:

1. It encourages and creates incentive for mountain bike racers to get involved in improving and protecting our public trail systems.

2. It helps mountain bike racers build awareness of local trail access and trail care issues.

3. It encourages mountain bikers to build working relationships with local land managers.

4. It encourages race promoters to work together and build relationships with trail maintainers.

5. It helps create mutual respect between racers and trail maintainers.

6. It encourages mountain bikers to get involved with planning and organizing legal and recognized trail improvements and trail building on public lands.

7. It encourages all mountain bikers to work together as one inclusive, self sustaining user group in the eyes of the land manager.

8. It showcases mountain bikers’ expertise and enthusiasm with regard to volunteer trail work.

9. It ensures documentation of trail maintenance, trail building and other volunteer projects, as well as getting them recognized statewide, locally and individually. This documentation can be used as a resource for portraying mountain bikers as a viable and positive user group, in hopes of opening more trail systems to mountain bikes.

10. It creates a system that documents accumulated trail work hours. Private, federal and state grant moneys can be allocated to groups that document volunteer hours.


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