The Trail Patrol, which operates under the sponsorship of the FOWOD, draws its membership from every group of Trail user. Any responsible adult of any age and ability who walks, skates, skis, cycles (no matter the number of wheels), or sits, saddled or not, astride any manner of permissible beast is welcome to become a member of FOWOD’s Trail Patrol. Volunteers may choose either simply to patrol or to become part of the management — or both. Even a small contribution of your flexibly arranged time will be helpful, and the experience should be both rewarding and fun.

The three basic responsibilities of a patrol member are:

to promote safe use of the Trail
to provide information about the Trail to the public
to assist Trail users when help is needed


Volunteers should be willing to commit a few hours each month to the Patrol’s on-going effort to keep the W&OD Trail safe, to maintain and, we hope, to augment the luster of this bright jewel of our region.

If you are interested, we’d very much like to hear from you. Your submitted application for membership will be reviewed, and you will be contacted shortly.