Volunteers needed for annual trail counts Sept. 10-16

Information gathered during the counts will be used to track trends in trail usage, determine the need for infrastructure improvements and gauge the effectiveness of outreach and education

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver and its community partners are seeking volunteers to help count local trail users this September as part of the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Volunteers needed for annual trail counts Sept. 10-16
Whipple Creek Regional Park is one of the locations of the 2019 trail count to be conducted in September. The city of Vancouver is seeking volunteers to help count trail users. Photo by Mike Schultz

This year’s trail counts will occur from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10-12 and from 9-11 a.m. on Sept. 15 and 16. A variety of two-hour volunteer shifts are available at many different locations.   

Information gathered during the counts will be used to track trends in trail usage, determine the need for infrastructure improvements and gauge the effectiveness of outreach and education about trails.  Additional information about the annual counts is available online at www.cityofvancouver.us/parksrec/page/annual-trail-count.

“We need volunteer counters more than ever,” said Vancouver Parks and Recreation Director Julie Hannon. “Please sign up to volunteer or simply get outside and walk, bike or roller blade at your favorite locations on these days and be counted.”

To volunteer, please sign up for one of the two required training sessions and then RSVP for a trail counting location online https://tinyurl.com/TrailCounts2019.

  • 5-6:30 p.m. Tue., Aug. 27, at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St.
  • 6-7:30 p.m. Thu., Aug. 29, at Clark County Public Works Operations Center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.

2019 Trail Count Locations

  • 45th Street at Main Street
  • Burnt Bridge Creek Trail at the Northeast Devine Road trailhead
  • Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach
  • Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Trail at NE Palmer
  • Columbia River Renaissance Trail
  • Columbia Street at 6th Street
  • E Fourth Plain Blvd at Burnt Bridge Creek
  • Frenchman’s Bar and Vancouver Lake Trail at the Blurock Landing trailhead
  • Lacamas Trail at the Northeast Goodwin Road trailhead
  • Lower River Road Trail at Farwest Steel
  • McGillivray Boulevard at Village Loop
  • McLoughlin Boulevard at Ft. Vancouver Way
  • Padden Parkway Trail at Northeast 94th Avenue
  • Salmon Creek Greenway Trail at the Vancouver Girls Softball Association trailhead
  • Whipple Creek Regional Park at NW 179th and NW 21st Ave

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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