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Posted on: March 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Volunteer Spotlight: Trails Maintenance

Ryan Stadtherr led a Scout project on Fisherman's Trail at Lake Poway

Poway volunteers play a significant role in maintaining our city’s 78 miles of trails for all to enjoy. Frank Quijada, Poway’s Parks and Trails Area Manager, works both with long-time trails volunteers as well as local groups/scouts interested in partnering on one-time projects.

He was recently assisted by Ryan Stadtherr, a sophomore at Scripps Ranch High School, who coordinated a clean-up effort on Fisherman’s Trail at Lake Poway for a Boy Scout leadership project.

Ryan first scouted out trail to determine what maintenance was needed then brought together a group to help him. 

“The project was a huge success,” Ryan said. Frank concurred, adding how impressed he was with Ryan’s follow up and communication through the entire process.

Ryan’s group pruned low hanging branches along the trail that were becoming obstacles for hikers, and cleaned up a “confetti bomb,” a task that was made more difficult due to the wet conditions after the rain.  

To find out about opportunities to help maintain our Poway Trails, contact Frank at or 858-668-4721.

📷 Photos used with permission courtesy of Ryan Stadtherr

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