Trail Update: Progress made at our Sept 10, 2022 work party.

The smoke from distant wildfires made for moody skies, but our intrepid volunteers showed up and made excellent headway on the trail project! We are pleased with the progress made at our first session of the 2022-2023 build season. We were also excited to welcome back our regular volunteer crew after a long summer and get to know several new volunteers.

Our Sept 10 work party was focused on building up a 500-foot section of the new Pump House Loop Trail that is prone to flooding in the winter months. We want this trail to be accessible year-round, so we need to install culverts and lots and lots of rock.

Here’s what we accomplished at our Sept 10 work party:

  • Leveled and raked about 500 feet of trail
  • Prepped areas where culverts will be set
  • Placed and stapled landscape cloth to suppress weeds in the trail tread
  • Set the first culvert and built up the level of the trail around it with rock and gravel

Now we are in a race against the rainy season – we hope to complete this portion of the trail by the end of October. Our focus for the next 3-4 work parties will be on setting culverts and building up the level of the trail in this area. We need many hands to get this done.

We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities. Everyone can be involved in creating this amazing community asset! We welcome individuals, families, community groups, and employee volunteer teams.

To join in, visit our sign up page. If you have questions, please reach out to jt@skagittrailbuilders.org.


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Skagit Trail Builders is 100% run by volunteers! The community trails project at Northern State Recreation Area is a collaboration between Skagit Trail Builders, the City of Sedro Woolley, Skagit County Parks and Recreation, and the Port of Skagit.

Published by Jim "JT" Taylor

Jim "JT" Taylor is a founding member and Executive Director of Skagit Trail Builders. JT is an avid mountain cyclist, retired snowboarder, and IPA enthusiast. He believes that trails and community access to green space are essential for people and neighborhoods to thrive!

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