Support Local Trail Stewardship

Team up with Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship to make a difference that will last. By sponsoring our work, you can help create new gateways to nature, improve public health, and build a stronger community.

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Support Local Trail Stewardship

Your contribution powers:

  • New multi-use trail development at Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument

  • Fire recovery work in California State Parks

  • Ongoing maintenance of 60 miles of local trail

  • Trail stewardship programs–Dig Days, volunteer events, education, and community gatherings

2024 Sponsor Perks

Our Reach

  • 12.8K+ newsletter subscribers

  • Newsletter open rate of 19.5%, click-through rate of 3.4%

  • 31K+ social media followers

  • 1.4K dedicated members

  • 4,900 website visitors per month

  • Regular press coverage in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Lookout Local, Pajaronian, SF Chronicle, etc.

When you join SCMTS as a general sponsor, you can also choose to have your brand featured as a supporter of:

Adopt-a-Trail

See your brand on a trailhead! When you support the Adopt-a-Trail program, you fund the maintenance of a specific trail in Santa Cruz County. You’ll be represented on trailhead signage, and receive a shoutout when we mention the trail on social media.

Demo Days


This bi-monthly program maintains all trails throughout Soquel Demonstration State Forest, a Bay Area mountain biking destination. It appeals to our most dedicated mountain biking volunteers; usually experienced trail users looking for a day of challenging trail work. Events take place every first and third Friday of the month, and volunteers work hard to improve drainage, fix berms, clear drains, and remove debris along the trails. Sponsors will be included on program assets (webpage, social media, etc.).

Dig Days


Dig Days are our premier trail work events that bring together 50-100 volunteers for a day of supported trail work. These events are known to sell out fast–they’re a fan-favorite amongst volunteers. Sponsors will be included on program assets (webpage, social media, etc.), and get the opportunity to address the 50+ attendees in-person throughout the day. Limited to 3 sponsors per event, first come first served.

Trail Academy


Our free online and in-person Trail Academy courses teach trail users about modern trail construction and maintenance. We host 12+ Trail Academy classes each year, and classes range from 15-300 students. Sponsors get included on course materials and receive a shout-out at the beginning and end of each class. We have the ability to host in-person Trail Academy courses in a sponsor’s space–showroom, shop, brewery, etc.

Teens on Trails


This monthly youth-oriented event series encourages middle and high school students to get involved in trail stewardship. Events rotate throughout the county, and at each one, students learn about natural ecosystems, give back to local trails, and make new friends with one another. Your sponsorship introduces more youth to the magic of trails to inspire continued love and respect for our open spaces. Sponsors will be included on program assets (webpage, social media, etc.).

Trails for All - LGBTQIA+/Senderos Para Todos


These two monthly volunteer trail work event series provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for LGBTQIA+ and Spanish-speaking community members. Trails for All events are hosted by femme-identifying SCMTS staff members, and Senderos Para Todos events are hosted by Spanish-speaking staff. These events aim to change the status quo and grow a more diverse community of trail stewards. Sponsors will be included on program assets (webpage, social media, etc.).

National Trails Day


All sponsors above 10k are automatically included as a gold level event sponsor. Al la carte sponsorship is available as well. Please visit this link to view options.


What Sets SCMTS Apart

Your sponsorship creates world-class trail experiences and centers your brand as a key supporter of outdoor recreation in Santa Cruz. We're the only trail building non-profit doing this high-quality trail work in the greater Bay Area. You’ll never have a hard time reaching us, and you can be as hands-on or hands-off as you’d like with your sponsorship. We’ll regularly provide you with stats and updates to share your impact with your audiences.

We have 25 years of experience building and maintaining amazing trails throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join us, and together, we’ll create a meaningful partnership that helps you reach the hearts and minds of outdoor enthusiasts while creating a major local impact.

Contact Maddie Ortenblad to chat about opportunities! ([email protected] or (831)325-8372)

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Become a member of SCMTS! Join thousands of members who provide a reliable stream of support as we build and maintain sustainable trails throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.