Our volunteer trail builders are back at it this Saturday, Sept 24! We are focusing on three project areas on the new loop trail: 1) dig blackberry crowns to open up a view of the creek2) lift sod and clear trail tread3) set culverts and build up the section of trail prone to flooding (rockContinue reading “Trail Update: The plan for our Sept 24, 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 andContinue reading “Trail Update: Progress made at our Sept 10, 2022 work party.”
On Saturday, September 10th, we begin our 2022-2023 trail building season. The Pump House Bridge is DONE (hooray)! That means we can bring people, machinery, tools, and materials across the creek to start the next phase of the project. Now we’re racing to beat the rainy season. We must install drainage (culverts and lots ofContinue reading “Trail Update: What will Skagit Trail Builders be working on Saturday, Sept 10?”
Volunteering with Skagit Trail Builders is a wonderful way for employee teams to donate time.
Our new website makes it easier for you to see the work party schedule, sign up for a work party, subscribe to our blog, and donate to the community trails project. yay!
June 25, 2022 was our last volunteer work party before summer break. Enjoy a few photos and read about what we accomplished.
Thursday, May 26th was a warm, muggy spring day and we had a great time working with staff from PNW National Outdoor Leadership School. In a special session scheduled to accommodate their work week, 15 volunteers logged more than 100 hours and cleared over 1000 feet of new trail! Thanks NOLS!
Adam is our longest serving youth volunteer. He started volunteering with us nearly a decade ago. This year he graduated from Mount Vernon High School, where he served as their ASB President. We are so proud of Adam. He has done a lot to earn his place on our leadership team. Hard working and fullContinue reading “Adam, then and now :)”
Berries take color as the end of the trail building year nears. Two sessions remain before summer break; June 11 and June 25. Pictured (above) we reached the end of the flagging last session. Machine work using a mini-excavator this summer is planned. On June 25th we’ll complete the Pump-house Trail Bridge and learn whatContinue reading “Trail Update: We Can See Summer Coming!”
On Saturday, May 28th nineteen (19) hearty volunteers cleared another thousand feet of trail. To see more photos of our volunteers, and the work, go to Instagram and Facebook. Registration is open for the Saturday, June 11th session. Since it falls on “graduation weekend” we expect to be short on volunteers. Please contact us toContinue reading “Trail Update: May 28, 2022”