Like us, we are sure you take great pride in having the Munda Biddi Trail right here in Western Australia. Now that the trail is opened end-to-end, the Foundation needs your support more than ever to ensure the Trail remains well used, well maintained and well loved for future generations to enjoy.
Do you like being out on the Trail and getting your hands dirty? The Munda Biddi Trail Foundation currently offers trail maintenance opportunities for many sections of the Trail, in particular in the South West of Western Australia.
The Munda Biddi Trail volunteer maintenance program allows participants to adopt a section of the Trail, giving them a sense of ownership as they undertake inspection and maintenance of the Trail. The position is supported by a Sector Leader - see the organisational structure. Trail maintenance volunteers inspect their nominated Trail section and report safety hazards, missing signs, damage to facilities and illegal trail behaviour such as 4WD and motorbike. We train volunteers to conduct maintenance tasks such as pruning, clearing light debris off the Trail and cleaning up camp sites.
Trail maintenance volunteers are asked to attend to and inspect their section at least four times per year (every few months) or more frequently in the heavily forrested areas south of Nannup.
If you would like to nominate on becoming a trail maintenance volunteer, please register and nominate for your preferred maintenance section. You can also phone the Foundation to discuss which section may interest you to manage. We will try our best to provide you with your preference however these are allocated on first come first serve basis. Some of the sections may include camp sites.
A program for occasional larger trail maintenance projects that requires a crew of volunteers with Department of Parks and Wildlife support. During the course of the year, the Foundation will promote weekend trail maintenance projects. Some of these projects may include building new trail, camp site maintenance, bridge building or cutting back trail vegetation. What ever your skills, experience and location we will try and find a project that suits your interests.
Maintenance sections and projects are occasionally advertised on the Foundation website under volunteers. You can register online and nominate yourself for any volunteer roles as they arise.
"Volunteering to maintain a section of the Munda Biddi Trail gives me added purpose to return to the forest on the weekends, get a good workout and also assist in the upkeep of this great public recreation facility". - Stewart Parkinson (MBTF trail maintenance section volunteer and ride guide)
Are you a competent off-road cyclist? Have you ever considered sharing your mountain biking and adventure touring skills knowledge with others? Then register your interest to become a Munda Biddi Trail Ride Guide, a comprehensive training program is provided prior to guides accompanying riders on the Trail.
Are you are born organiser and like talking to people? Then consider becoming an events volunteer. Some of the community events that the Foundation attends are the - Royal Show, Bike to Work Breakfast, Annual Australasian Cycle Tourism Conference and community fairs and festivals.
“What I most enjoy about being a ride guide is helping first time trail users, and particularly family groups to experience the Trail and forest. Helping people realise that it is not hard to get on the bike and enjoy the ride is rewarding” - Ron Colman [MBTF board member and guide].
The Foundation has two offices; Perth and Mundaring.
The main office is located in the Mountain Designs Building, 862 Hay Street, Perth, and open four days a week Monday to Thursday. Our Mundairng office; affectionately known as The Hub, is located in the Mundaring Community Hall opposite the Northern Terminus in Sculpture Park on the corner of Jacoby and Nichol Streets. The Hub is open weekends March through to November subject to volunteer availability. Both offices have trained Trail Assistants to provide general information on the Trail and
You can be part of this exciting office and assist with a range of administration and marketing tasks including:
EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER – talking and presenting to groups and club meetings.
RESEARCH AND SURVEYS – collecting trail data.
TRIP PLANNING ADVICE - to potential trail users (phone calls and emails).
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION – filing, processing membership and merchandise orders.
MAIL OUTS AND MAP PACKING – sending out newsletters, brochures and map packing.
The function of the Board is to be accountable for the proper conduct of the Foundations’ business operations including: strategic planning; policy management; financial management; personnel management and public relations. The management of the Foundation is guided by a constitution and a 5-Year Strategic Business Plan. The Board meets every second month; with the Executive Board meeting monthly. The annual general meeting is generally held in October each year and Board nominations are accepted prior to the meeting.
The Board is made up of a wide variety of professional and community appointed people that want to help build a sustainable future for the Trail and the Foundation. Board members offer their expertise and skills in the areas of tourism, events, marketing and business governance - accounting, IT and risk management.
Becoming a Board Member
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