3 Minute Interview: Cathy Moyer 

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Moyer is the founder and executive director of Volunteers for Outdoor California, an organization that provides a volunteer workforce for large-scale trail maintenance and construction projects, habitat restoration, and related land stewardship activities on public lands in partnership with public agencies and other nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit v-o-cal.org.

What are your goals with the organization?

Fundamentally, our broad goal is to enable people to engage in outdoor stewardship in a really fun way. If people have a better understanding of how much effort goes into trail maintenance, they are more likely to be appreciative of these lands.

What motivates you to run it?

I wanted to make a large-scale impact and build something that enabled people to run their own projects.

What’s next for volunteers:

  • n Trail building in Golden Gate Park, plus overnight camping. (today to Sunday)
  • n Half-day projects with the East Bay Regional Park District to work on trail building and habitat restoration. (Aug. 25-Sept. 22)
  • n East Bay Hills Hike and Ride, a five-day hiking and horseback-riding trip. (Aug. 29-Sept. 3)
  • n Building new trails and repairing old ones at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. (Sept. 7-9)


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