Volunteer Trail Day Events

All year long, from the Southern Sierra to the Bodie Hills, Friends of the Inyo offers you the ability to care for places you love.

Why They Matter

With increased recreational usage across public lands in the Eastern Sierra, there’s a lot of trails to maintain and lake shores to clean up. Also, with federal budget cuts, it is imperative for all of us to help get work done on the ground. That’s where Friends of the Inyo’s volunteer events come in.

How the Day Goes

Join us and other volunteers in the morning. All ages welcome. You bring long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and water. We’ll provide gloves and tools and provide instruction on safety and proper tool usage.

We’ll head into the field for a morning of work and fun. Common projects can include light trail work like brushing or treading, painting signs and picnic tables, installing trail signs, or picking up trash and fishing line. There’s a job for everyone.

Sometimes we’ll have specific projects where weather events have damaged trails or infrastucture. Volunteer Trail Day events are a great way to have the flexibility to address issues that have impacted the landscape.

Trail Day Events

Trail Day events change year-to-year and season-to-season, but the following events are generally annual events:

  • Alabama Hills Stewardship Project in April in conjunction with Alabama Hills Days
  • National Trails Day in June
  • Mono Basin Trails Day is generally the Thursday morning that kicks of the Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua
  • June Lake Trails Day in late June
  • Bodie Hills Day in August or Fall
  • Great Sierra River Clean Up
  • National Public Lands Day
  • Bishop Fall Highball Clean Up in November in either the Buttermilk or Volcanic Tablelands outside Bishop

Check our calendar for the next volunteer event.