March 27th, 2021…

Leah cuts, Kalin pulls – as they remove ivy…
Well done! More ivy for the dumpster!

The new restoration group (above) is doing well. We are pleased. Looking at our volunteer hours, March compared to January and February, our hours have increased by over fifty (50) percent.

Now with better weather we hope to fill more of our available volunteer positions…

At the March 27th session we had three projects going on, spread across City of Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County and Port of Skagit properties.

Our next session is April 10th, and volunteer spots are still available. To signup please contact us, and/or follow us on Facebook. Thanks!

Restoration – March 13, 2021…

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This is our new restoration group, working at the entrance to the SWIFT Center.
 
We now host two outdoor events, each separate, one trail building the other does restoration work. We meet at the entrance to the SWIFT Center, and park at Thompson Pond.
 
This was the restoration group’s first session, volunteering on City of Sedro-Woolley property.
 
Please click for more photos. To volunteer please contact us, and follow us on Facebook. Thanks!

Trail Crew – March 13th, 2021…

What’s the “Pump-house Trail Loop” you ask? The Pump-house Trail boarders a creek, at its north end it joins a roadway. The two form what has become a very popular trail loop.
 
The roadway (pictured above) was prone to getting muddy. At this session six (6) volunteers rocked the roadway, so the trail loop is DONE!
 
To volunteer please contact us

February 27th, 2021…

The Pump-house Trail capping is now complete.

And the restoration team managed to get the second meadow ready for April seeding. To see more photos please click on session gallery.
 
Next session, on March 13th, we’re volunteering in two locations. The trail crew will be on the double-track road that leads to the north end of the Pump-house Trail. The restoration group will be at Thompson Pond, on Fruitdale Road.
 
The Governor’s announcement of Phase 3 is great news! We trust it will lead to an easing of safety guidelines. We are excited, and will keep you apprised. Until then, checkout our session calendar
 
To volunteer please contact us!

Back to our Trail Building…

Yup, we still have capping work to complete!

This week, on Tuesday after all of the rain, we walked the trail. It is in great shape, and with the warmer weather (compared to last session), we think it’s going to be fine. Let’s finish the trail!

We still need volunteers for Saturday’s, February 27th session. To sign up please contact us!

February 13th, 2021- Canceled!

The Thursday, February 11, 2021 forecast (above) led to our canceling the Saturday (2/13) session. The forecast was CRAZY accurate!!!

February 27th session alternates are needed…

To volunteer please contact us!

January 23rd, 2021…

The first meadow on the Pump-house Trail…

The above area, when we started, was covered by blackberries. Now the trail is nearly done.

January 23rd we had great weather and an awesome session. Lots of photos were taken.

The first group of photos were taken by a few of us volunteering, the second by Terry Afdem, that is our photographer. Please check them out, and let us know what photos are your favorites…

Soon we’ll start our next trail, youth internships were added, and a new restoration program is planned. It’s a lot, we’re excited.

If volunteering interests you please contact us!

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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