Volunteers are needed for Public Assistance Patrols. A Mounted Assistance Program (MAU) was started in 2006 for equestrians. In addition, a Foot Patrol Assistance Program was started by volunteer Mark Anderson (shown in the photo on the right). Mark is equipped with a radio and survival tools, including water for park visitors hiking in the back country of Austin Creek SRA. A mountain bike patrol program is in the development stages and we welcome new volunteers to get involved on the ground level. Mountain bikes are allowed on many miles of service roads in the Austin Creek backcountry. There are no single track trails.
These programs help provide park visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience as they explore the wild parklands. Volunteers also collect valuable statistics for the park. Public Assistance Patrol Programs are managed by State Parks Rangers with assistance from Stewards.
New Public Assistance Patrol Volunteers are required to attend one General Orientation Session during the year and are encouraged to attend some of the seminars on the natural and cultural features of the parks.
For more information, please contact: Tom Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 869-9177 x5#.
Public Assistance Program Calendar & Schedule
The google calendar below is used to schedule public assistance program shifts. Volunteers are given access to this calendar upon being accepted into the program. Please schedule your shift at least 5 days ahead of time. If you schedule less then 5 days ahead, please wait for a schedule confirmation before you venture out into the back country. Whenevery possible it is recommended that public assistance volunteers hike or ride with a fellow volunteer.
Public Assistance Feedback Form
Use this form to report important information about your shift, especially issues that need prompt attention. This form goes to Stewards' Field Operations Manager, Tom Webb and the Stewards office. Please do not use this form to change your schedule.
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