Central & Northern Washington Ambassador Program
Partnering to improve visitor experience, help trails
WTA is proud to partner with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to launch a pilot trailhead ambassador program in Central & Northern Washington this summer.
This work is a part of WDFW's 10-Year Recreation Strategy for WDFW-managed Lands, aiming to improve visitor experiences and reduce recreation impacts. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of visitors to WDFW-managed lands, including many people who are newer to the joys of recreation and have less experience in the outdoors. The program will run from July 1 – September 16 on Saturdays at six sites in Central & Northern Washington.
WTA will be recruiting 20+ volunteers to welcome visitors at popular points of entry to WDFW-managed lands, provide information about the area and offer education so that they can recreate safely and responsibly.
Volunteer on Saturdays this summer
Are you passionate about recreating responsibly and excited to welcome visitors to get outside this summer? Sign up to volunteer with WTA and WDFW this summer at one of six recreation sites. Learn more about the sites here:
Programming at these sites will take place every Saturday morning from July 1-September 16. We're asking volunteers to commit to at least 8 Saturdays this summer. Volunteers will be eligible for mileage reimbursement for their drives to these project sites. Please review the volunteer role description for more information.
Still interested? Fill out this volunteer interest form and we'll get back to you no later than June 1.
Join us on May 25
Want to learn more about these volunteer opportunities in person? Join us on May 25 in Ellensburg for our Trails & Ales event at Iron Horse Brewery Taproom.
Be a trail smart hiker
Can't commit to volunteering with us this summer but want to support the goals of this new program?
Supporting trails is also about building a welcoming community of trail smart hikers. Learn how to stay safe, improve your on-trail experience and lessen your impact on the places you love.
- Our trail smarts resource page offers everything you need from seasonal hiking tips to how to hike in tick country.
- WTA also offers an email boot camp series that can help you up your trail smarts ahead of the summer hiking season. Sign up to get trail smart or share this page with friends!