Who maintains the trails we ride???

 

It may surprise you, but most trails on public lands are maintained, in large part, by volunteers. ETA organizes volunteers and works with local agencies to help clear and maintain equestrian trails. We need your  help!  Please come volunteer at our next trail work day. Together we can make a difference!

 For 2021 ETA volunteers have worked 210 hours as of July, valued at $8,870.80. ETA also spent $5,643 to replace the cable fence at Iroquois Park, and $220.41 for paint and materials, for a combined value of $14,734.21 invested in Metro Parks.

 Oct 9, 2021 Trail Work Day @ JMF, Paul Yost
Volunteers Needed!!!

2021 Iroquois Park Equestrian Center Projects

The equestrian structures at the trailhead have not been maintained by Metro Parks or Olmsted Conservancy for many years and were literally falling apart. To prevent these facilities from becoming completely unserviceable and lost to the equestrian community, ETA decided to focus our 2021 trail work days on these facilities. For an update on our Iroquois Park projects click on NEWS!!! 

March 23, 2019 - Jefferson Memorial Forest. ETA's work day at JMF included a mounted crew for the first time. The Ground Crew worked on the Coral Ridge Loop and the Mounted Crew worked on the Holsclaw Hill Loop. THANK YOU to Roy Cornett from Back Country Horsemen who packed tools out to the trails and worked with us!

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 November 10, 2018 - Jefferson Memorial Forest. ETA members helped JMF staff and other volunteers rebuild a washed out culvert on the trail at the Dezern Ave. and Coral Ridge Loop junction.

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September 22, 2018 - McNeely Lake Park.  ETA members organized volunteers to conduct the very first work day on the horse trails at McNeely Lake Park.

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ETA PROMOTIONAL EVENT

June 23, 2018 - Iroquois Park.  ETA had a promotion booth at the Jefferson County Mounted Sheriff's Posse's auction and obstacle course event. We met a lot of great people, gained some new members, and raised over $300 for ETA.

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April 21, 2018 - Jefferson Memorial Forest. ETA's First Trail Maintenance Work Day! It was conducted at the Paul Yost section of JMF, on the Coral Ridge Loop.

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