WSU’s Service Day of Remembrance Volunteers to Help Restore Popular Hiking Trail

OGDEN, Utah – For the annual Weber State University Service Day of Remembrance, students, faculty and community volunteers will continue renovation and cleanup of the Discovery Loop and Fitness Trail on Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for two hour shifts.

The Discovery Loop and Fitness Trail, formally called the Par Course, has been a staple of the Ogden community since 1977. It stands out among nearby trails for the exercise equipment and informational signs highlighting vegetation, ancient shorelines and landslides placed throughout the 1.5 mile route.

“The Discovery Loop cleanup day is a great opportunity for everyone to come be part of a homecoming tradition and make a difference in the trails that many use on a daily basis,” said Amanda Gentry, College of Science coordinator of community engagement. “Our goal with this project is to get more people using trails, learning about their physical health and the science behind where they live.”

Trail renovation began in June 2021. Ogden City provided crews and equipment to remove debris, so volunteers could work efficiently. During this Service Day of Remembrance, participants will focus on trail cleanup and removal of the old exercise equipment to make room for updated gear. This is part of a multi-year, trail-improvement plan to better serve all ages and fitness levels in the Ogden Community. 

Campus community members and trail enthusiasts are welcome to participate. All shifts for the cleanup require intense physical activity. Volunteers will receive food and a free Weber State winter hiking mask. Students can track their hours on the GivePulse app, which is available in the eWeber portal. 

To register for the event, visit here.

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Contact:

Amanda Gentry, College of Science Coordinator of Community Engagement
801-626-6159 • amandagentry@weber.edu

Author:

Kennedy Jones, Marketing & Communications
801-626-7948 • kennedyjones1@weber.edu