Are you a frequent trail user with an interest in promoting safe and enjoyable trail experiences? Learn more about becoming a Greenway Ranger!
Volunteer Rangers are a vital link to the smooth operation of the Fort Wayne Area Trails network - they act as the eyes and ears for the trails and the staff that manages them! Each Ranger regularly checks a 1/2 mile to 1 mile section of the trail. He or she checks this section at least once per week from April through October. Rangers look for problems with illegal dumping, graffiti, litter, flood control concerns, safety concerns, etc.
The Ranger reports any maintenance and safety concerns to the Program Manager for Greenways and Trails. Volunteers have to undergo an application process that includes a background check and drug test. The candidates also receive training about the trail network, safety concerns to keep an eye out for and general ranger duties. Finally, the Ranger is given a Greenway Ranger safety vest, access to trash bags, gloves and trail brochures. In order to volunteer as a Greenway Ranger, you must be 18 years old. Currently, there are about 80 Greenway Rangers.
Adopt A Greenway
This program gives citizens an opportunity to make a difference in the community and to take ownership in a very valuable community resource. As we build more trails in the future, we will need more groups to adopt these new additions to the trail network.
This is a program similar to the Adopt A Highway program where organizations agree to adopt a two mile section of the Fort Wayne Regional Trails network and clean it three times a year for a two year period. In exchange for their assistance, a sign is placed along their section recognizing the group.
Thanks to current participants:
Knights of Columbus
Fort Wayne Derby Girls
Illsley Place Neighborhood
South Side Optimists Club
Waynedale Trails & Sidewalk Initiative
Boy Scout Troop #430
Fort Wayne Running Club
ANG Interntl Guard, NCOAGA
Shambaugh & Son
The Smith Academy
Friends of 3 Rivers Velo Sport
Little Turtle AAZK
Parkview Randallia Lab
For Current Adopt-a-Greenway Groups:
2. After each cleanup, use this form to submit your cleanup evaluation.