With the continued success of TRAILHEAD, we'd like to introduce the new name of our parent organization: OaklandTrails.org. We'll continue to promote the documentary, lead free hiking tours, and provide year-round leadership for trail maintenance and public safety in Oakland's wildland parks.
This new e-newsletter will be distributed once or twice per month. We hope you'll continue to join us, and will share it with your friends and family.
Year-to-date, we've logged more than 100 volunteer hours in (and for) Oakland's wildland parks. Thank you for your continued support!
See you on the trails,
Executive Director, Volunteer
Screenings of TRAILHEAD
For the current list of all public screenings, click HERE.
FREE Hiking Tours
Want to join us on a hiking tour? Click HERE for more information.
There will be two screenings: 6:30pm and 8:00pm. Both shows will include Q&A with producer Stan Dodson and retired Park District trails coordinator Jim Townsend.
Volunteers Keep our Trail System Open
Since January 1, we've cleared eleven fallen trees from trails in Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park. OaklandTrails.org volunteers work independently, and with the Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay to accomplish this work.
Get involved! You can help volunteers keep track of maintenance issues by reporting downed trees or other trail hazards using SeeClickFix. This smartphone app alerts Oakland Public Works and other "area watchers" like OaklandTrails.org. By using this app in Dimond Canyon and Joaquin Miller Park, you'll help us help the City, keeping the trails safe and clear for all park users.
Support the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation
We owe much of our success and productivity to the partnership with our fiscal sponsor, the Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation (OPRF). And we're not alone. More than 90 organizations - all working hard to improve Oakland's parks - rely on OPRF's assistance and leadership to accomplish their individual goals.
Please join us in supporting the Parks Foundation by attending their annual fundraiser, A Taste of Spring. Early bird tickets are available through March 1.
Oakland Volunteer Park Patrol (OVPP)
We're in the final stages of making OVPP a reality. To learn more about this exciting new volunteer program, visit OaklandTrails.org/OVPP/.
The hiking tour on New Year's Day was a sell-out!
Early morning light in Joaquin Miller Park.
A salute to John O. for his hard work!
We'd like to thank our fiscal sponsor, Oakland Parks & Recreation Foundation.
Donations to OaklandTrails.org are tax-deductible.