Interested in volunteering with us? Check for upcoming public volunteer opportunities on our Events page. Explore other volunteer opportunities below and email sally.sperling@freshwaterlandtrust.org to start a conversation.

Adopt-a-Trail Program

Adopting a trail is a fantastic way for neighborhoods, scout troops, businesses, book clubs, families — groups of all kinds — to make Birmingham a cleaner, greener, more beautiful place. As a volunteer, you’ll serve as an ambassador for your community’s existing and future trails. Plus, your group will have a regular excuse to spend time together outside in the fresh air and sunshine!

Learn more about our Adopt-a-Trail program.

Adopt-a-Trail Map

Check out the map of our current trails up for adoption. Your group can adopt 1 mile, 1/2 mile, or in some cases, an entire trail!

  • Green – Up for adoption
  • Yellow – Currently adopted (Click to find out more about the adopting volunteer group.)
  • Red – Not available for adoption at this time.

Please fill out the Adopt-a-Trail interest form if your group would like to adopt one of the available trails, and we will get back to you ASAP.

Group Workdays

Join our team for a fun, hands-on experience conserving Alabama’s land and water. We facilitate workdays for corporate teams and other groups, providing the tools and instruction for projects that match each group’s ability and interest.
Potential volunteer activities include:

  • Woods and water cleanup
  • Trail maintenance
  • Invasive species removal
  • Stream bank stabilization

Individual Volunteers

Trail User Counts and Surveys
We are always looking for individuals to conduct counts and surveys of our Red Rock Trail System users. We provide you with training and materials — you help us gather invaluable data and feedback on our trails.

Annual Workdays
Several times each year, we have workdays open to individual volunteers. Subscribe to our newsletter and visit our Events page for upcoming opportunities.

Eagle Scout & Service Projects
We welcome service projects where scouts and volunteers can solve a specific problem or meet a specific need on our properties and trails. In your email, share your plans with us and be as specific as possible about your goals.

Interested in volunteering with us? After exploring the above opportunities, email sally.sperling@freshwaterlandtrust.org to start a conversation.