Volunteers are welcome to work along the trail individually or in pairs and will have a variety of 2-hour shifts from which to choose. Weekday morning, mid-day and afternoon shifts are available. There will also be a short training session at a time and date to be determined, approximately a week prior to the project. Registered volunteers will be notified when the training is scheduled.
“We’re excited to learn about our trail users and how they use the trails we have here in Carmel,” said Rachael Fleck, volunteer project coordinator. “Volunteers will help us a lot with the data collection in this groundbreaking study. It would be difficult to accomplish without them.”
Those interested in volunteering for this project should register online at carmelclayparks.com/volunteer. There will be four, 7-day data collection periods in the months of April, June, August, and October. Trail counters will also be utilized along the nine trails to capture head counts. Data from the trail counters will be used to compare user patterns statewide.
For questions regarding volunteering with CCPR, please contact Rachael Fleck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the
American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park
Association (NRPA) for parks serving populations of 75,001 to 150,000. As an accredited agency, the department serves the
recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a
sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR
manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and
The Waterpark. In addition, CCPR has partnered with Carmel Clay Schools to establish Extended School Enrichment (ESE), a before
and after-school care program for K-6 students located at all eleven Carmel elementary schools. The Summer Camp Series is a
component of ESE that offers 12 different summer camps accommodating children ages 5-15. For more information,