Love spending time outdoors and meeting cool people? Join SCMTS at our next Dig Day for a fun day volunteering on trails! Be sure to register sooner than later as these events “sell-out”.
SVR Dig Day sponsored by Will Zilliacus of Bailey Property
Hosted by Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship in partnership with the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. The two organizations have come together to develop trails in the San Vicente Redwoods and open them for public access. Land Trust of Santa Cruz has contracted Santa Cruz Mountains Trails Stewardship (SCMTS) to develop and maintain this trail.
We do the prep work, so all you have to do is show up. At SCMTS Dig Days, we provide coffee, bagels, catered lunches, post-dig beverages, and a raffle for good measure. In addition, we provide tools, equipment, materials, and guidance to ensure you have a fun day out there.
It’s okay if you’ve never done trail work before. We love accommodating new and returning volunteers—all experience levels are welcome at SCMTS events. Our events notoriously fill up quickly because we make a big difference while having fun, and we hope you’ll join us.
Before you sign up, please ensure each group member submits a form, kids included. Youth aged 14+ may attend our events so long as they have permission and submit a signed waiver by a parent or guardian. All participants are required to submit a signup form for events. Looking for more information before signing up? Check out our “What to Expect at a Dig Day” blog here.
What does SCMTS provide?
- Event facilitation and professional trail work guidance from our staff, Trail Sages, and Trail Crew Leaders.
- Catered breakfast, lunch, and post-dig snacks and refreshments courtesy of our generous sponsors.
- All the tools and equipment you’ll be using for the day, in addition to extra personal protective equipment like gloves and helmets.
- A raffle to cap off the day and celebrate your hard work, thanks to our generous sponsors!
What do I need to bring?
For a successful day, please bring:
- Your own cup to reduce waste.
- Water, additional snacks, and a pack to carry everything.
- Layers, long-sleeve clothing, and sturdy shoes or boots that are comfortable to walk on uneven surfaces.
- Personal protective equipment, like a helmet, gloves, eye protection, and ear protection if you have it. We have extras if you need them!
Before you go: SCMTS volunteer agreements
Please read through the SCMTS Volunteer Conduct Agreement and confirm you agree to our terms for participation below.
- We believe that trails are a gateway to the adventure, healing, exercise, and meditation offered by the great outdoors. Our work expands and enhances sustainable trail networks so everyone has a place in enjoying and protecting the Santa Cruz Mountains.
- All contributions to Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship are tax-deductible as allowable by law under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). Our tax ID is 77-0457425.
- Land acknowledgment created by the Amah Mutsun Land Trust: The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Cotoni Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.