The Connecticut River Paddlers' Trail is a grassroots, community effort. Volunteers, which include individuals, civic groups, youth groups, and businesses, provide valuable help by adopting campsites along the trail and completing annual maintenance and monitoring tasks.
Campsite adopters help open a campsite in the spring, ideally conduct at least one check during the summer, and close the campsite in the fall. Work may involve setting access stairs, collecting sign-in box data, checking visibility of signage, ensuring structures survived spring flood, etc. Volunteers will be supervised by a specific organization who is responsible for site stewardship.
In general, all site adopters receive:
• A checklist of site maintenance tasks;
• Trainings and site orientations;
• Tools for use in completing maintenance tasks;
• Recognition on the Connecticut River Paddlers Trail website, and, in some locations, site signage;
• Invitation to social events such as river trips, trainings, and volunteer appreciation parties
If you are interested in adopting a site, please contact us. Thank you!!