Our next session is June 8th…

Restoring a “Historic Link”…


Building the bridge to link County and Port properties is approved. Construction begins next month. This is great news!

Historic abutments exist, so on them stringers will be rested and secured. The railing assemblies (built offsite) will be moved in and attached, before installing decking. It is the same design our volunteers built at Little Mountain Park.

Assembly goes quickly, as you see above. The bridge will restore a historic link, one created over a century ago – that was used by patients.

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At the first “public” volunteer session, thirty-one volunteers!

Pictured above, from left to right: Leslie Estep, Germaine Kornegay and Gretchen Cohan. My guess is that Germain’s thumbs up was all about Leslie’s amazing lunch. Thanks Leslie and Roger, hard work and great food go together!

Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy was our guest group again, making a second appearance in consecutive sessions. The weather change between those sessions was dramatic. The grass we seeded was up, and temperatures at this session were in the 80’s.

Please checkout our gallery for more photos. To quickly recap the session, thirty one of us put in one hundred and fifty volunteer hours.

Guest groups and great lunches are essential. Please think about forming a guest group, or providing a tasty lunch – volunteers get hungry.

Next session, June 8th, is our last before Summer break – please get involved!

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Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy on 4/13/19…


Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy demonstrated that great work can be done rain or shine. Above, on Saturday April 13, 2019, Job Corps volunteers stand on top of their work. We got a lot done, pushing through tough weather – with smiles. The mud that you see was seeded to pasture grass.

Skagit County Parks and Recreation was our lunch sponsor. Thank you! Guest groups and donated lunches in the past were central to our success. As you might guess, these hard working volunteers got hungry.

Our guest group calendar is open, and we’re looking for lunch donors or sponsors. If our work interests you please reach out to us…

May 11th is our first “public” session!

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The New Trails Project Shirt…

The above logo appears on the front of the new shirt, in the pocket location.

And this logo appears on back, which lists the project partners. The design was donated by Gwen Bolin. Thanks Gwen, we love it!


Our volunteer session poster…

STB Flyer (May 2019)-V2

Skagit Valley College’s Wildland Firefighing Class on 3/3/19…

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Skagit Valley College’s Wildland Firefighting Class came back. This second class, that was much larger, continued work on the Pump House Trail. With over three times as many students, and great weather – making for a productive day.

The next session is with Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy on April 13th, 2019. It will be the last special session before the first PUBLIC session on May 11th, 2019.

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