Have you wondered about what a Greenway Ranger is and how you can get involved?
Volunteer Rangers are a vital link to the smooth operation of the Fort Wayne Area Trails network. 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 up 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 and Knights of Our Lady Council 12417
Indiana LAZIK Centers
St. Joe Ministries
Boy Scout Troop 430/Varsity Team 6430
Summit City Bicycles & Fitness
Hartman Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning
ANG International Guard, NCOAGA
Robinson Chapel UMC-Men's Group
Poop Happens Dog Waste Removal
Fort Wayne Running Club
Knot Just Decks
Fort Wayne Derby Girls
Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot
South Side Optimists Club
Secular Fort Wayne
Lincoln Financial Group
Smith Academy For Excellence
Waynedale Trails & Sidewalk Initiative
For Current Adopt-a-Greenway Groups:
1. Participants must digitally sign this waiver before each cleanup.
2. After each cleanup, use this form to submit your cleanup evaluation.