I am a Long Term Volunteer with CalParks and my assignment is trail maintenance and invasive plant eradication. Over the last 15 months the number of visitors enjoying the outdoors of the parks has greatly increased. A some of the visitors may have not spent much, if any, time hiking in the outdoors/wilderness and seem to have little knowledge of outdoor/wilderness etiquette. They have trouble with closed areas, staying on designated trail, smoking, litter, and in some cases their own safety. The park I am assigned to does not have a manned gate so their is no one to greet or give them information. Does anyone have any ideas how to get some basic hiking knowledge out to them?

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