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By Elaine Weinreb
Press Staff Writer
A group of trained volunteers will be patrolling the Hammond Trail, watching for potential problems with dogs, vandals, and motorized vehicles.
The Trails Trust of Humboldt Bay and the Friends of the Dunes are co-sponsoring the trail-monitoring project.
“This is a pilot study for training trail stewards,” said volunteer coordinator Jen Rice. “We want volunteers to have a presence on the trail system.”
Rice said one of the project’s goals was to provide support for local government agencies, which are responsible for keeping trail systems safe and clean.
About 30 people showed up for orientation on Saturday morning at the Hiller Park parking lot, and to go for an initial walk along the Hammond Trail.
“A lot of these people do this on their own,” Rice observed. “We’re building a community network.”
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