January 23rd, 2021…

Our lunch at the first meadow…

The above area a couple years ago was covered by blackberries. The Pump-house Trail is now almost done. In one more session the capping and restoration work should be finished.

The session gallery shows more photos from the session; of lunch, the first and second meadows, and our volunteers at work. Seeding the second meadow in grass is planned for April.

Alternates for the February 13th are needed…

Please contact us about helping!

January 9th, 2021…

A hiker taking a moment to say thanks.

 

On January 9th our volunteers worked in two locations; one team (above) worked on the Pump-house Trail, the second team worked on the Brickyard Creek Trail – see the photos.

 

Thank goodness, a New Year!

Ballast rock (above), for the wettest spots…

Above (both), staged for work on the next trail.

We’re adding a third group, to increase volunteer opportunities and increase our group’s capacity. After finishing the Pump-house Trail we go to work at Port, on the Brickyard Creek Trail.

If helping interests you, please contact us. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

December 12th, 2020…

On Saturday, December 12th, we had awesome weather, and finished off another stockpile. The photo (just above) shows the material we started with, nine of us – including one new volunteer.

Capping the Pump-house Trail will go through January, and perhaps into February. For more photos of this session checkout our session gallery. You may also enjoy our virtual hike.

We hope you will contact us about volunteering. Our session size will increase in the new year.

Happy Holidays, expect more news soon!

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November 14th, 2020…

Craig (above), Tess and Don all earned their STB volunteer tee shirts this session. Thanks!

Capping of the Pump-house Trail continues. More than half of the mile long trail has been completed. Please take a look at our session gallery, or join us for a virtual hike

Going forward, alternates for the December 12th session are needed, along with positions on the January 9th, and January 23rd sessions.

Please contact us if you are interested!

November 1st, 2020…

Sunday, November 1st was gorgeous! It was so nice that people circled the parking lot waiting for an open space. The growing popularity of the Veterans Park is wonderful.

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October 24th, 2020…

A trail section after capping and compaction…

In addition to capping, volunteers installed a culvert, as our photos show. Capping of the Pump-house Trail is now expected to continue for “at least” two more sessions.

The November 14th session is full, but spots remain on the December 12th and January 9th sessions. Please contact us to add your name to our special session roster!

More Volunteers are Needed…

Near the North end of the Pump-house Trail…

Volunteer sessions resumed on October 10th. Ballast rock, shown in the last post, was covered with 5/8″ minus crushed. Capping will continue at the upcoming session.

That October 24th session is full, but spots on both the November 14th and December 12th sessions remain open.

Hopefully we will be able to add a third group of five volunteers, so work on a new trail can begin. It’s called the Brickyard Creek Trail, and can be viewed on this map.

Please contact us to add your name to our special session roster!

October 10th, 2020…

The tread structure that’s “under” the capping…

On Saturday October 10th volunteer sessions resumed. Above is that ballast rock that we capped, seen in our session gallery.

Our next session is October 24th. We will be capping again, but loading power carriers with a machine, and compacting with a plate compactor. Machine loading will increase our material moving capacity, while freeing up volunteers to do other work.

Many changes to how we volunteer needed to be made. We are thankful for the support of our friends at United General. They helped create the safety protocols we use, provided masks and other safety materials. Thanks!

If interested, please contact us to add your name to our special session roster!

Work Resumes on 10/10/20…

Jerry next to one of many rock stockpiles…

You can see what’s planned for the next few sessions. Hardened tails can be enjoyed year round, and remain sustainable for generations.

Volunteering during the virus will be challenging, but we feel fortunate, United General is working with us to create our safety protocol.

“Special session” volunteers are asked to arrive in a mask. We will have masks for replacement, or if an upgrade is desired. We share United General’s view that safety must come first!

Early this year we were pleased with our group’s increasing momentum. Now we must do our very best to rebuild what has been lost.

If interested, please contact us to add your name to our special session roster!