Volunteer Custodian Training on Beaches Path

Spurwink Island Path

Gord Follett

May 26, 2015

Volunteer Custodian Training on Beaches Path

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, five new custodian volunteers participated in a 7km training session on the sunny and windy Beaches Path.

Custodian co-ordinator Linda Cohen, reviewed the custodian handbook and the principles of the custodian program. All developed and also all undeveloped paths of the ECT are subject to a careful examination and report twice a year (spring and fall) on trail conditions and problems.

These are prioritized and might include structural damage (broken boardwalk), erosion, blocked trail due to blow-down of trees, unstable leaner trees across the trail, any
confusion of trail due to undergrowth requiring maintenance, or side trails indicating a need for additional signage, trailhead issues, and so on.

The trail manager and seasonal crew use these findings and reports to assist with their work plan.

The day was beautiful, the lunch spot nothing less than the best, and a nice outing was had by all.

Thanks everyone for your participation and dedication.

Story and photos by J. Van Houwelingen

Pictured are Linda Cohen, Susan O’Leary, Brent Betts, Deana Clarke, Kerry English, and Lee English