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 WA.
This role is self-managed volunteer program where participants can adopt a section of the Trail to undertake maintenance. 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 also encourage you to conduct light maintenance tasks such as pruning, clearing light debris off the Trail and cleaning up campsites.
Trail maintenance volunteers of standard sections are asked to attend their section at least 6-8 times per year (once every two months).
If you would like to nominate to be a trail maintenance volunteer, register HERE and nominate for your preferred maintenance section. Then call 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 campsites.
A program for occasional larger trail maintenance projects that requires a crew of volunteers with Dept of Parks & Wildlife support. During the course of the year, the Foundation will promote weekend trail maintenance crew projects. Some of these projects may include building new trail, campsite 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 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 Ride Guide. All Ride Guides are required to attend Ride Guide training before leading a ride or have approved NORLS accreditation.
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 Chairperson and Ride Guide]
The Foundation has two offices.
The main office is located in the Mountain Designs Building, 862 Hay Street, Perth, and open 5 days a week. Our satellite office, due to open in October 2013, will be located in the Mundaring Mundaring Hall on Nichol Street and is . It will be staffed by volunteers on weekends to provide maps and general information on the Trail which starts directly across the road.
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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