Trailhead Ambassadors are part of a program designed to equip trail visitors with information needed for a safe, informed, and positive experience when using trails in the region. This program formed to ensure long term use and sustainable treatment of our public lands, specifically trails.
Volunteer Trailhead Ambassadors will serve as a welcoming entity at popular trailheads to answer trail and trailhead related questions, promote responsible hiker ethics like Leave No Trace, and collect trail use information for agencies and nonprofits.
Trailhead Ambassadors inspire visitors to protect public lands through learning and teaching stewardship behaviors while recreating on trails.
Trailhead Ambassadors aim to inspire the next generation of stewards for our public lands. By empowerment through education, the outdoor community will take an active and intentional role in caring for our shared lands in order to ensure these treasured landscapes can continue to be experienced by all.
Formed by a partnership of land managers, nonprofits, local community members and businesses, the program aims to bring together volunteers from all corners of the outdoor recreation world, evolving to build an inclusive community in the outdoors that works toward a shared goal of protecting public lands for future generations. No single entity can take this on alone; working in collaboration is essential to promote effectiveness and increase knowledge.
Thank you for your interest for in this program. This program is seasonal and dependent on funding, thus sites, trailheads and partners are subject to change year to year. Each year, the Greenway Trust is working with partners to find ways to spread awareness of Responsible Recreation on the trail. In 2022, we partnered with Washington Department of Natural Resources recreation and outreach interns to table at trailheads within the I-90 corridor. In 2023, we piloted the program with the United States Forest Service at popular recreation sites on the east-side of the Greenway NHA. In the future, we look forward to continuing to educate and empower recreation users across the Greenway NHA and are excited to support other ambassador programs across the landscape, like Conservation Northwest’s Middle Fork Wildlife Ambassadors and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Central & Eastern Washington Ambassador program.
Trailhead Ambassadors Shift Sign Up
To sign up for a shift, you must first complete the online trailhead ambassadors training.