Annual Member Meeting
Mark your calendars! Trail Mix will be hosting our annual membership meeting Tuesday, March 29th at 5:30 pm. We’ll be showcasing our 2021 Impact Report, which covers our work from our previous season. In this meeting, we’ll also share the work we hope to accomplish during the 2022 season. If you’d like to hear more about our plans for trails like Perseverance, the Treadwell Ditch, and Point Bridget, you won’t want to miss this meeting.
We’ll also be sharing exciting ways for you to get involved with Trail Mix in the upcoming months. Our membership meeting is open to all! If you’d like to attend, click the button below to RSVP.
Get the Gear
Show your support for Trail Mix on and off the trail! We’re currently running our annual gear fundraiser, a way for you to get some stylish Trail Mix gear while supporting our upcoming season. We’re selling Trail Mix t-shirts, crewnecks, zip-ups, and hoodies through Custom Ink. Make sure to hurry, gear is only on sale until March 31st.
This fundraiser directly supports our crew members, who are hitting the trail in exactly one month! Every purchase made helps offset the cost of crew gear for the season. We set a goal to sell 50 pieces of Trail Mix gear. Can you help us reach our goal?
I spent the last two summers having my life transformed by trails. Being a crew member for Trail Mix empowered me to meet members of our community, grow my knowledge of our local trail system, and build skills in leadership, communication, and trail construction. Not everyone is able to join a trail crew, but there’s still a way for trail lovers like you to experience the satisfaction and growth that comes from working on trails.
My name is Meghan Tabacek and I am a former crew member turned Administrative Coordinator for Trail Mix. I’m launching Trail Mix, Inc.’s new Trail Stewards program, which entrusts volunteer groups with the task of maintaining and caring for Juneau’s 200+ miles of world-class trail. We employ three hardworking crews each summer, but it’s impossible for them to keep up with all the work our trail system needs. By becoming Trail Stewards, you will create a better trail system for the entire community. Are you ready to help create a more accessible trail system for Juneau?
When you join Trail Stewards, you will choose one trail to adopt from May through September. Trails are chosen collaboratively between you and Trail Mix. We’ll jointly develop a work plan that highlights your crew's strengths and goals while meeting the maintenance needs of the trail. Trail Stewards complete one workday per month on that trail and will usually include tasks such as adding gravel to the trail, revegetating eroding sections, and improving tread. Can you help us build a better trail system this summer?
I’m so appreciative of the opportunities I’ve had through Trail Mix to strengthen my ties to our community while making a positive impact on our trails. While I was originally planning to leave Juneau after graduating from UAS, one season of Trail Mix helped me fall in love with our trails and this community. I want others to have that experience too.
If you're interested in joining the Trail Steward's Program please sign up to attend our Annual Membership Meeting, which is open to the public and held through Zoom on Tuesday, March 29th at 5:30 pm to talk more about the program. Or if you’re as excited to hit the trails as I am, you can also contact me directly at email@example.com or 509.981.5755 to get started with the Juneau Trail Stewards Program.
See you on the trails,
Trail Mix Top Three
Trail of Time • Sit'.áa: Enjoy a short hike around the Trail of Time at the Mendenhall Glacier. This trail has lots of educational information about the glacier's recession and the flora and fauna that has sprung up over time.
Tolch Rock • Sit'.áa: Tolch Rock is a pleasant hike through the forest near West Glacier Trail. This short hike connects up with other trails, so you have the option of a shorter or longer hike. Tolch Rock, located at the end of the trail, commemorates W.T. Tolch, who brought the Boy Scouts of America to Juneau.
Point Bridget: Head out to Point Bridget for a flat stroll to the beach. Most of the snow on the trail has hardened, making it easier to traverse. If you're lucky, you may experience the "out the road effect"--where you leave rainy downtown, drive out the road, and have stunning sunshine!
Alaskans, make sure to file for your PFD before March 31 and also share some of your dividend through Pick.Click.Give!
When you donate to Trail Mix through Pick.Click.Give, your donation supports our efforts to ensure the safety and accessibility of Juneau’s trail system.
Trail Mix hires local trail crews, sources local materials when possible, and engages volunteers in community events to maintain and improve Juneau’s most loved public infrastructure, our vast and varied trail system. Pick.Click.Give to Trail Mix and join us as we work to create safe, accessible, and memorable outdoor experiences for everyone.
Learn more about Pick.Click.Give here
COVID Conservation Corps Webinar
Last week our Executive Director, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, hopped on the “Advancing Trails” webinar series hosted by American Trails. Ryan presented with Kristen Mrozowski, Trails Technician of Alaska Trails, and Ben Hughey, Executive Director of Sitka Trail Works, Inc. In the webinar, the presenters covered the successes and lessons from the COVID-19 Conservation Corp programs that trained and employed out-of-work Alaskans in 2020. If you’d like to watch a recording of the presentation, click here.
Black Faces, Green Spaces: Amplifying Black Voices in the Environmental Community
Brown Girl Green, founded by Kristy Drutman, is a space that works at the intersections between media, diversity, and environmentalism. In the article that we’ve featured, Lauren Ritchie lays out how to amplify Black voices in the Environmental Community. Ritchie expands on the importance of acknowledging racial justice alongside climate justice. To do this, she lays out the barriers many BIPOC face through environmental racism. To end, Ritchie elaborates on how we can move forward and provides ways that we can transform the green movement to be more inclusive.
Click here to read the article.
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