The Friends of Fort Worden Trail Team plays an valuable role in helping Fort Worden State Park to maintain and enhance the many trails and natural spaces found within the park. The group organizes work parties throughout the year to provide invasive plant control, trail maintenance, signage, and other special projects that enhance FWSP visitor experience.
The Friends of Fort Worden Trail Team is a group of local volunteers who walk the trails at Fort Worden on a regular basis. The Trail Team helps steward the trails and beaches of Fort Worden by helping the Park Rangers communicate positive information with visitors, reporting maintenance issues to Park staff and collecting litter to keep our Park clean. Recently the Team has initiated an Adopt-a-Trail program in which team members independently perform regular light maintenance along their chosen trails.
Invasive Weed Control
Several times each year the Trail Team holds group work parties to repair trails or remove invasive vegetation. Significant progress has been made in reducing the impact of invasives such as Scotch broom, European dune grass, English ivy and English holly within the Park.
The Friends worked closely with the local bicycle advocacy group to identify, purchase and install bicycle racks at various high-traffic locations throughout the park. The team also produced an online version of our printed trail map making it easy for visitors to navigate the many trails and pathways throughout the park.
Trail Team Annual Pizza Party
The Trail Team works hard but also celebrate their efforts with an annual pizza party at the Kitchen Shelter on the beach.