About Us

Madera Students with Jim McKissock [Dave Weinstein]

[Dave Weinstein]

Within the city of El Cerrito there are a number of existing paths and trails that are underutilized and in disrepair.  The existing paths and trails traverse the urban landscape through coastal oak woodlands and riparian corridors.

Our mission statement

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving, improving and extending the city’s network of public pathways, stairs, trails and greenways for pedestrian and bicycle use. We also advocate for increased public open space, and sponsor activities that involve trails and open space, including hikes, festivals, and other educational events.

Get involved

Lend a hand and add your spark of creative energy to the group. Here are some areas in which to participate:

Board

Oversee and help all other committees.
David Weinstein, president
Pam Austin, vice president and treasurer
Mark Miner, secretary and webmaster
Mollie Hazen, communications director.

 

Events Committee
Organizing events such as our annual meeting, the Hillside Festival and Music for Madera
Mollie Hazen, Pam Austin, Jenny Hammer

Fundraising and Membership Committee
Explore sources of funding (grants, membership dues, selling maps, etc.) Increase Trekker membership through various sources (City events, newspaper articles, etc.)
Pam Austin, David Weinstein, Mollie Hazen

Map Makers Committee
Develop a map which includes trails which are marked as developed, passable, impassible, etc. This map will be similar to Berkeley’s and will be reproduced to sell.
Steve Bowes, Tom Gehling, David Weinstein, Carol Langhauser

Hikes Committee
Organize and schedule hikes and work with hike leaders.
Tom Gehling

Path Building Committee
Organize work parties to build, repair and maintain trails and adjacent areas.
Jenny Hammer, chair, Tom Gehling, Mark Miner

Survey Committee [no longer active]
Develop a standardized survey form; visit all trails, measure; describe in detail; add information to survey form.
Carole Fender, Walter Schweikert, Paul Steuerwald, Jenny Hammer, Pam Austin, Barbara Hill, Carol Langhauser

 

Trails in the news

El Cerrito’s Walkways and Trails – Contra Costa Marketplace

El Cerrito seeking grant toward open space property purchase – Contra Costa Times

Trekking El Cerrito’s Hidden Gem – El Cerrito Patch

El Cerrito groups make progress on path to land purchase – Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito man’s community activism brings tangible results – Contra Costa Times

El Cerrito trails: There’s a map for that – Contra Costa Times

8 Acre Parcel in El Cerrito Makes Big Footprint – S.F. Chronicle Article

El Cerrito’s Wilderness Park Has Never Received the Love It Deserves

San Francisco ‘Zippered Mosaic’

Mill Valley Path Photo Book

New Book: “Secret” Public Stairs of the East Bay 

Berkeley Path’s Charlie Bowen Video Portrait

99% Invisible Radio Episode- Secret Staircases

 

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