The Minnesota Trail Riders Association promotes recreational, equestrian trail riding by:
- development, and maintenance of trails
- distribution of trail riding information
- cooperation with government agencies and private individuals.
The Back Country Horsemen of Minnesota focus on volunteer trail maintenance and preservation of trails on public land for horse use in Minnesota.
You can also support local trails by working with the Luce Line Adopt-a-Trail program which is a combined effort between the Luce Line Trail Association and volunteers, along with the cooperation of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Individuals, families, and organizations can be responsible for approximately one mile of trail. Some portions of the trail have two separate tread ways to maintain (limestone and grass trails).
Volunteers can help keep the Luce Line Trail free of unsightly litter, monitor conditions, and perform routine maintenance. Here is the link to to Luce Line Trail:
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has many opportunities for volunteers, such as Camp Hosts. Click on the DNR link to find out more:
The Three Rivers Park System also has many volunteer needs. They say, “Put your talent, passion, and energy to use in the parks! Three Rivers offers ongoing and short-term ways to volunteer as individuals or groups. From turtle monitors to program interpreters to park patrollers and more, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to give back—and feel good doing it. ”