PAWS Ambassador Program

Friday, July 3

With the support of the Community Foundation of Teton Valley , we're working with Jackson based organization PAWS to start a dog etiquette program. The grant will be used to support PAWS expertise and creativity to establish an ambassador program in Teton Valley, Idaho. The goal is to educate trail and pathway users on regulations and trail etiquette when recreating with dogs. PAWS Program Director, Jess Farr, will train volunteers on engagement strategies and canine education.

Do you want to help dog owners recreate responsibly on local trails?

  • When: Friday, July 3, 2pm-7pm

  • Where: Mike Harris/Southern Valley Trail Area

  • How to sign up: email dan@tvtap.org

There will be a second outreach day in August and a third in the winter on groomed trails. You are only required to attend one of the three sessions. Once trained, the volunteer ambassadors will work with Trails & Pathways to engage users throughout the year.

Recommended Supplies:

  • Water

  • Snacks

  • Appropriate clothing for weather. Be ready for all conditions.

  • Long pants

  • Sunscreen/Sun Protection

  • Insect repellent

  • Necessary medications (e.g. Epipen, insulin, etc.)

  • Personal hand sanitizer

  • Masks/ Facial coverings are not required, but we encourage you to wear one if you are comfortable doing so. Social distancing will be observed.

General Guidelines for Volunteers Regarding COVID-19:

Our number one priority will always be the safety of our volunteers and event participants.

DO NOT attempt to volunteer if you have:

  • Experienced symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Been around anyone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • Traveled to any foreign country in the last 14 days

  • Been on a cruise or been in an airport in the last 14 days

  • Been to an event where more than 50 people were in attendance in the last 14 days

  • Feel ill or sick in any way, regardless of symptoms.

DO ask about any risk that may be associated with the trail work and DO NOT take part if you are uncomfortable with the level of risk.

Please consult the CDC website “Symptoms of Coronavirus” on the day of your participation. The following link is updated by the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

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