Volunteers

The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail would not have been possible without its hardworking group of volunteers.

With the trail revitalization efforts that began with Rod O’Connell in 2004, the trail today was made possible by the thousands of volunteer hours of flagging, clearing and maintaining the trail you see today.

Though the SNMT organization is made up from a group of grass roots volunteers, we are always looking for new people who share our passion for hiking trails and the outdoors.

We are looking for a group of volunteers to start a new program with the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail as the Friends of the Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail.

This new group would organize infrastructure maintenance days, planned hiking activities, clean up days and new infrastructure construction. This group would work with the board of directors and the trail manager to ensure safe outings to areas in need of attention.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please send us an email at [email protected] for more information.

Safety and Training

The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail promotes safety and when we have the means, we will partner with other organizations and put together training courses such as Chainsaw courses. CPR, Remote Wilderness CPR, Hiking Leader Training, Compass and orienteering to name a few.

Orientation

New volunteers are required to attend an orientation session with discussions on the trail system, responsibility of the trail organization, the responsibility of the volunteer, risk management and volunteer disclaimers.

Team Leaders

Prior to Covid-19, The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail in partnership with Sentier Verts Green Trails were taking hiking leadership courses with the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) which delivers hiking leader certifications to individuals who are passionate about Hiking and are willing to organize and lead groups on hiking expeditions. We have a list of current hiking leaders in the area. We are anticipating reopening this opportunity as soon as we can.

If you are interested in learning more about the Outdoor Council of Canada, please visit their website

Outdoorcouncil.ca

Trail Section Managers

The Sentier Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail is broken down into twenty individual sections that range from 4 km to 11km in length. The trail sections make it easier for our volunteers to manage and clean small portions of trail.

Each section is assigned a Trail Section Manager who works closely with the Trail Manager to establish a section maintenance plan. Volunteers may contact the trail manager or trail section managers to offer their time to help clean a section or sections of the trail.

Trail Section Managers

A-B Ken Bouchard K-L Samuel Turcotte
B-C Club Richelieu L-M Alfred Arseneau
C-D Samuel Daigle M-N Alfred Arseneau
D-E Gino Pelletier N-O Rod O'connell
E-F Jason Grant O-P Sylvain Cormier
F-G Annie Boudreau and Stephane Haché P-Q Réjan Roy
G-H André Roussel and Julie Walton Q-R Bruno Haché
H-I Janine Daigle R-S Nat Bepperling
I-J Rod O'connell S-T Karl Branch
J-K Eric Landry T-U Nathalie Thériault
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