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ITA seeking new members to join mission

| December 1, 2022 1:00 AM

Nonprofit organization Idaho Trails Association is looking for new members to join in their mission of keeping Idaho’s hiking trails open for all. ITA organizes volunteer trail maintenance projects across the state and completed over 66 projects this year alone.

ITA is running a membership drive starting November 15 and going through the end of the year to find new members interested in supporting the work of maintaining trails in 2023.

Idaho’s vast network of 10,000+ miles of trails require routine maintenance to keep them open and safe for trail users. Unfortunately, funding for the care and upkeep of Idaho’s hiking trails is far short of what is needed to keep them open and usable. ITA was formed in 2010 to help deal with this challenge.

The funds raised during ITA’s membership drive will help purchase supplies and tools for volunteer trail maintenance projects, fund special programs like ITA’s WOW (Women Only Weekend/Weeklong) and Youth Trail Crew, support trail education and Leave No Trace efforts, and cover many other expenses related to the stewardship of Idaho’s public lands and trails.

ITA members are given the opportunity to sign up for volunteer trail projects before the schedule is released to the public. ITA has fly-in, jet boat, pack-in, and all-meals-provided trips that range in length from one-day to week-long. ITA memberships begin at $25 per year to join.

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(Courtesy Photo ITA)

Idaho Trails Association members working on a trial in Hells Canyon.

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