Committees and Volunteers
The Woodlands is managed by volunteers, with management decisions made by an elected Board of Directors.
Committees and groups include:
JWA Board of Directors – The JWA Bylaws mandate a board of directors that is composed of between 9 and 14 members. The JWA Board is the management authority overseeing all activities within the Woodlands. The board meets four times a year for required quarterly meetings and, on rare occasion, for a special meeting to address some compelling issue.
Community Outreach Subcommittee – Monitors the JWA website, oversees the production of educational and informational brochures, and facilitates communication between the JWA, its membership, and the overall community.
Trails Subcommittee – Responsible for developing an Annual Action Plan that describes all infrastructure design, trail construction, and trail maintenance proposed for the Woodlands during the coming calendar year.
Beekman Arboretum Subcommittee – Oversees the development and maintenance of the park facility located next to the historic Beekman House. The park contains a wide sampling of native plants characteristic of our hillside ecosystem.
Hike-a-Thon Subcommittee – Responsible for planning the premier annual community event sponsored by the Jacksonville Woodlands Association: A half-day picnic social, guided Woodland hike and membership meeting normally held on a Saturday in April.
Forest Park Subcommittee – Coordinates activities and cooperation between the Jacksonville Woodlands Natural Park & Trail system and the Forest Park Trail system.
Non-committee Volunteer Activities
Guiding Trail Hikes – Youth groups and other organizations frequently request a knowledgeable person to lead a guided hike on a section of Woodlands trail.
Woodlands Park General Maintenance – Periodic litter pickup and cleaning of informational displays, kiosks and benches. Removal of invasive plant species and overall improvement of aesthetics.
Trail Maintenance – Repairing damaged trails, weed-wacking on trails, and associated work to keep the trails safe and pleasant to use.
Web-site Maintenance – Persons with the requisite computer skills to keep the JWA’s web-site current and informative.
Publication Development – Persons with art, graphic design, or writing skills that can assist with the creation of relevant newsletters, informational brochures and other printed materials.
Representing the JWA at Community Events – The JWA often has a table or booth at events occurring throughout Southern Oregon (examples: grand opening of the REI store & Jacksonville community events). JWA attendants hand out brochures, solicit memberships, and generally inform people about the existence and benefits of the Jacksonville Woodlands.