The Champlain Park Trailhead team consists of community volunteers, who take care maintaining the pathways and trails within the Champlain and Remic Woods throughout the year.
The team works in partnership with the National Capital Commission (NCC), Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) – Enviro Committee and the SJAM Winter trail teams.
These are the four pillars of the Trailheads operating principles – Safety, security, utility and preservation.
During the winter months our team works closely with the SJAM Trail Groomers, helping to maintain the winter trails, moving snow under the SJAM Parkway bridges, building up snow where required on the trails and making snow berms. We provide assistance when needed anywhere on the SJAM Winter Trail when called upon by the SJAM Groomers.
During the rest of the year, the team is out working to keep the pathways and trails safe through the following activities:
- Removing unsafe obstacles, dead trees and branches, trimming branches, spreading wood chips, smoothing and grading paths
- Removing invasive species, cleaning up woodlands of garbage and other debris
- Keeping storm water ditches free of debris to improve water flow and drainage to the river
- Closing off or installing new pathways where necessary for safety reasons or to improve accessibility
- Reporting any woodland related problems directly to the NCC
- Adding organic garden waste for improving soil organic matter and nutrients for trees and shrubs
- Ensuring the main trail is fully accessible for emergency vehicles, especially for Fire vehicles, as a wood fire could threaten the safety of the rest of our neighbourhood
If you would be interested in volunteering and joining the Champlain Park Trailhead team, complete the Champlain Park Trailheads Team registration form below:
Upon completion and submission of the registration form a Trailhead Coordinator will contact you.
Trailhead Project Coordinators:
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