May 8th, 2021…

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Ivy, Ivy and more Ivy – at Thompson Pond…
 
May 8th most of us worked on Ivy at the pond. Pictured above, Dean Taylor and Jerry Granahan at the dumpster. Others can be seen at work in our May 8th session gallery.
 
Removing sod to connect the Brickyard Creek Trail to the pond will be done this weekend. So next session, on May 22nd – we will be capping, and doing bridge and restoration work. 
 
Openings on the session roster remain, please email us to sign up… Thanks!

April 24th, 2021…

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Lunchtime, adjacent to Thompson Pond…
 
May 8th is our next volunteer session, and spots are still open. Last session, April 24th, the trail and restoration groups filled their rosters.
 
Achieving our Earth Day goal, to fill our rosters, resulted in the most “single session hours” of the year. Please consider volunteering!
 
To sign up just email us. Thanks!

April 10th, 2021…

Lunch at the entrance to the SWIFT Center.
 
We host two events; one trail building, the other doing restoration work – as recently written about in an article in the Skagit Valley Herald.
 
We meet at the entrance to the SWIFT Center. It’s fun, checkout our session gallery. To become a volunteer please contact us. Thanks!

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.

To signup please contact us, and/or follow us on Facebook. Thanks!

March 13th, 2021 – Restoration…

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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!

March 13th, 2021 – Trail Crew…

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…

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On the Pump-house Trail the trail group finished capping, as the restoration team readied the second meadow 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 will keep you apprised. Until then, checkout our session calendar
 
To volunteer please contact us!

Back to 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!